Item #88951 UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情. author Onchi Kōshirō 恩地考四郎, artist.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.
UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.

UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情.

1987. Item #88951

Onchi Kōshirō 恩地考四郎, author & artist. UMI NO HYÔJÔ 海の表情. Tokyo, WKO Hanga Kenkyûsho, 1987. #9 of 20cc,, 42.7 x 37 cm. Portfolio of 17 prints and 20 poems on the topic "EXPRESSIONS OF THE SEA".

Established printmaker and book designer Onchi Kōshirō 恩地考四郎 (1891-1955) had designed this album during the war, but when he attempted to get it published after the war's end and had no luck, he abandoned the project. A few images from the carved blocks were pulled as an experiment and one, “Umi No Mieru Mado” [Window Open to the Sea], appears in the British Museum collection with an interesting explanation. (See link accessed June 2021 https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_1988-0315-0-75) In any event, long after his father's death, Onchi Kunio resurrected the project and printed the work in nearly complete form, as only 3 prints had remained unfinished. "Modern" as it is, its tiny limitation guarantees its place as one of the greatest rarities of the Onchi ouevre.

In fine condition, in a portfolio with a tan cloth-covered clamshell case. In the original publisher's cardboard box.

Price: $5,850.00