Munakata Shiko Woodblock Print- Seated Figure - 1959 USA Tour - RARE
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Shiko Munakata (1903 ~ 1975)
Date: April 10, 1959.
Seated Figure. Here titled by the artist, "At Columbus" (コランバスに於て). Also signed by the artist and dedicated in pencil in Japanese at the top right, "to Ms. Ryuko Sato".
Munakata's famous 1959 United States lecture tour took him through Ohio. On the tour, he was known to carve one-off woodblock prints on the spot at gatherings and present them to hosts or guests, as once described on the Antiques Roadshow. We believe this to be the origin of the present design. It is further considered to be a primary or earlier example of "Seated Figure" housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which has some differences in lines and a less specific 1959 date.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print mounted as scroll (kakejiku).
Image size: 13 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches.
Sheet size: 16.5 x 16.25 inches.
Scroll size: 40.5 x 18.5 inches.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Creasing from scrolling. One mark at lower right margin.