Artist: Kitano Tsunetomi (北野恒富)

Print: Umegawa [梅川]

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Dates: circa 1923,created
Dimensions: 11.5 in,16.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Seal: Tsunetomi (恒富)

Related links: Waseda University; Honolulu Museum of Arts; Art Institute of Chicago; Freer Sackler Galleries; Rijksmuseum; David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University; Centre Céramique de Maastricht;

Physical description:

Printed below the image: 西村熊吉; 山岸主計; et al.

The blocks were carved by Yamagishi Kazue and printed by Nishimura Kumakichi.

There is a small black and white illustration of this print in The New Wave: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints in the Robert O. Muller Collection, page 133.

Both the example in Chicago and in Honolulu give the title Umegawa to this print. This is the name of a character in the play Meido no hikyaku [冥土の飛脚 - The Courier from Hell].


Also illustrated in black and white in 近代日本美人画展 : 伝統木版画を支えた作家たち Exhibition of Modern Japanese Beauties: Meiji, Taishō, Shōwa, Riccar Art Museum, 1982, n.p., no. 63.