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Girl in New Year Clothes

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print


by Yasui Sōtarō, c. 1956

IHL Cat. #2011

About This Print

In the summer 1932 Yasui stayed at Lake Towada and produced several works under the auspices of the Kokuritsu Kōen Kyōkai (National Park Association). On his way back home he created a number of sketches of the Oirase River which drains Lake Towada. The results of these sketches was the below painting which sits in the collection of The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo.1

This woodblock print is likely a reproduction of one of the sketches of the river he created on this trip. While I have dated the print to c. 1956 based on collateral material received with the print, it is not definitive.

Rapid Stream in Oirase
油彩・カンヴァス [oil on canvas]
65.5 × 81.8cm (25 3/4 x 32.2 in.)
東京国立近代美術館 [The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo]

1 http://www.bunka.pref.mie.lg.jp/art-museum/55952039023.htm

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2011
 Title Oirasegawa 奥入瀬川【おいらせがわ】     
 Series n/a
 Yasui Sōtarō (1888–1955)
 Publication Date
c. 1956 [based upon the inscribed date of Showa 31 on the accompanying paraphenalia that came with this print]
 Edition35/100 (see below)
Shinagawa seal used by the printing and publishing house Kyoto Hanga-in.
Seal of Shinagawa Kyoomi

stamped information on print's verso
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - light handling creases; diagonal crease lower left corner of margin
 Genre fukusei hanga
 H x W Paper 9 15/16 x 12 7/8 in. (25.2 x 32.7 cm)
 H x W Image 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (14 x 18.4 cm)
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last revision:
3/15/2019 created