Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.
Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.
Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.
Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.
Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.
Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.
Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.
Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.
Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.
Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.
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Modern Japanese print, The "Flute player" by the famous artist of the Showa era Toshijiro Inakagi.

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Beautiful work signed by Toshijiro Inagaki (1902-1963), Japanese textile artist and engraver of the Shōwa era.

This pretty modern print, woodcut, represents a flute player. The style of this print reflects Inagaki's remarkable technique and in particular his stencil technique which he used to create textiles, with geometric shapes and unusual color gradients.

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has several Inagaki prints in its collection. The work bears the stamp of the artist and the signature of the publisher, Mikuna in pencil, the date of edition (1968) as well as its numbering (104/700). The margin bears an inscription in pencil as well as the publisher's stamp.

Painter, printmaker and textile designer Inagaki Nenjiro (often referred to as Nenjiro Inagaki, "Inagaki" being his surname) was born Inagaki Toshijiro in Kyoto, Japan on March 3, 1902.

His father was the painter Takejiro Inagaki and his brother was the nihanga painter Chusei Inagaki. Nenjiro Inagaki graduated from Kyoto City University of the Arts in March 1922, and soon after began working at Matsuzakaya Department Store as a dry cleaner. This led him to become interested in dye-screen printed "paintings" made using the yuzen method, using rice paste to prevent color transfer onto selected parts of the fabric. He left the department store in 1931 and pursued his own career in design and art, and he became known for his kimono designs.

In the 1950s, Inagaki worked briefly in woodblock printing, creating a handful of prints for the Mikumo Mokuhansha publishing house. Although these are color woodcuts, they were printed from a block with the various inks painted onto the block before printing. Many of them were published posthumously in the 1960s with the name "Mikuna" signed by the publisher in addition to the artist's red seal. In 1958, he became a professor at the Kyoto Municipal Fine Arts College.

In 1962, the year before his death, Inagaki was awarded the title "Ningen Kokuho", Living National Treasure, by the Japanese government, as his work fell under the category of intangible cultural property. Inagaki died in 1963.

This pretty Japanese print will delight any collector or lover of modern Japanese art.

🌸 Size: 28.5 cm (11") * 33.5c m (13"); 24.5 cm (9.4") * 29 cm (11.4") without the margin.

⛩️ Condition: The engraving is in very good vintage condition with some stains. Please view the photos carefully to assess the condition of the item.

I'm happy to answer any questions. I will send it well packed with a tracking number.