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Red Cow at the Seashore

White Plum from the book Nihon no Hana

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Red Cow at the Seashore

by Maekawa Senpan, 1957

White Plum from the book Nihon no Hana

IHL Cat. #1415

About This Print

This charming large print of farmer and his daughter tending to a red cow aptly demonstrates Merritt's comments on Senpan:

His prints are refreshing and seemingly naive...His innate feelings, transformed into cheerful colors and gay patterns, created a unique and personal record of the Japan he loved.1

1 Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints - The Early Years, Helen Merritt, University of Hawaii Press, 1998, p. 222.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1415
Red Cow at the Seashore 海岸の赤牛
left: label pasted to verso giving artist's name, name of the work and date of production
前川千帆作 [work of Maekawa Senpan]
海岸の赤牛 [
Red Cow at the Seashore]
昭和卅二年制作 [production Showa 32nd year]

 Maekawa Senpan (1888-1960)
 not signed; 前川千帆作 printed on label verso
 not sealed
 Publication Date 昭和卅二年制作 1957
 Publisher self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - slight toning; handling creases in margin
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative prints)
 H x W Paper 16 3/4 x 21 in. (42.5 x 53.3 cm )
 H x W Image 13 1/8 x 17 3/8 in. (33.3 x 44.1 cm)  
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