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Midori Takagi,
Sumida-gawa / The Sumida River, 1986
ink and colors on paper
6 3/16 x 8 in. (16 x 20 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Showa (Japan, 1926-1989)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2018.1.3

Carved adn printed by the artist.

The artist has signed the presentation paper. In the lower righthand corner, in pencil: "Midori Takagi 1986". The artist's red seal appears on the bottom left of the actual print. On the back of the presentation paper, lower righthand corner, in pencil: "13".

ink and colors on black paper

Object Description
A small boat with pasengers makes its way down the river. Two gulls in flight are depicted on the left. The river is bounded on either side by dark forms that appear to be buildings, with a bridge at the horizon line. The river is blue, the sky a gray-rose.

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