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Yearning Afterward

Things Suspended in the Sky

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Yearning Afterward

by Onchi Kōshirō, 1915

(posthumous edition)

Lyrique: The Truth Only Shines Over

IHL Cat. #391

About This Print

A posthumous printing, printed by Yoneda Minoru, intended to be tipped into Onchi's print catalogue raisonné, Onchi Koshiro hangashu 恩地孝四郎版画集 (Prints of Onchi Koshiro).1  The print originally appeared in issue IV of the small print and poetry magazine Tsukuhae (Moonglow), created by Onchi Koshiro (1891-1955), Shizuo Fujimori (1891-1943) and Tanaka Kyokichi (1892-1915) and was reprinted in 1989 by the artist's son, Onchi Kunio, as shown below.

1 Six prints, including this print, were created in varying size editions to be tipped into the 670 copies made of the book.  

Other Editions and Impressions

Original state appearing
in the magazine Tsukuhae

image scanned fromPrints of Onchi Koshiro
Mie Prefectural Art Museum

作者名       恩地孝四郎 ONCHI Koshiro
制作年       1915年(大正4)年 1989年恩地邦郎摺
               1915 (reprinted in 1989)
材料          木版・紙
寸法          15.0×13.6
作品名欧文  Yearning Afterward

Note: Print is embossed "PRINTED BY Kunio Onchi" (the artist's son) in lower left corner.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #391
 Title Yearning Afterward のこるこころ (also known as Yearning After and Thoughts Yearning After)
 Onchi Kōshirō (1891-1955)
 onzi (printed in lower right margin)
 Date originally 1915 by the artist in the magazine Tsukuhae (Moonglow) issue Ⅳ; this impression 1975.
 Edition posthumous, 1975.  Print 330 of 380.  It is unknown whether this edition used the original woodblocks or re-carved blocks.
 Publisher Likely Keishosha  形象社, the publisher of Onchi's catalogue raisonné Prints of Onchi Koshiro, Keishosha Ltd., 1975. 
 Printer Yoneda Minoru ("PRINTER. M. Yoneda." embossed on bottom margin of print.)
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - print is archivally mounted and framed
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous possibly authorized by family, as in earlier reprints by Harai.
 H x W Paper undetermined (not measured outside of frame)
 H x W Image 5 7/8 x 5 3/8 in. (14.9 cm x 13.7 cm)
 Collections This Print Mie Prefectural Art Museum; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto 01907
 Reference Literature Prints of Onchi Kōshirō, Keishosha Ltd., 1975. (a limited edition of 670 copies, including 170 "overseas" copies), frontispiece, p.60, fig. 31.  (See discussion above.)