Framed Woodblock print by Japanese Artist
Artist Henmi Takashi (逸見享) (printmaker; Japanese; 1895 – 1944)
Henmi was born in Wakayama and was inspired to make prints by the example of Tanaka Kyokichi (1892-1915), a poet and artist from the same city, who collaborated with Onchi on the poetry and art magazine ‘Tsukuhae’ (1914-15). Henmi was himself an active poet, and was involved in the design and publication of modern poetry books. A member of the Sosaku Hanga Kyokai from 1919, he contributed to the movement’s magazines and series. Four of his prints were shown in the Paris exhibition of 1934 organised by Hasegawa Kiyoshi. He is best known for his thirteen contributions to ‘One Hundred New Views of Tokyo’, marked like much of his work by a gently atmospheric style, with generally lonely figures in townscapes.
Woodblock Print Title: Mount Hakkoda
Size: Oban 14-1/4 x 9-1/2 + Margins as shown
Frame 21.5 w x 17.5 length x .5 inches deep
Date: c1930 ( likely at later date due to the Watanabe seal).
condition: mat burn at edges re-framed with acid free mat and UV resistant glaze.