Sengai

Igawa Sengai

1876-1961

Prints of the China Incident: Sixth Compilation, Thirty-six Brave Soldiers under Commanding Officer Yanagizawa of the Combat Engineers Forming a Human Pillar in the Creek
(Shina jihen hanga: Dai-roku hen, Yanagizawa kohei butaicho ika sanjuroku yushi no kuriku ni okeru hitobashir)

in tipped-in to original folder with paper title slip, Shina jihen hanga, Dai-roku hen, Igawa Sengai hitsu (Prints of the China Incident, 6th compilation, by Igawa Sengai); titled on the print at upper left, signed Sengai with one artist's seal (unread), dated on the left margin, Showa jusannen sangatsu (Showa 13 [1938], March), followed by the Tokyo publisher's information of Shiseido, 1938

oban tate-e 16 3/8 by 11 1/4 in., 41.5 by 28.5 cm
original folder 18 1/8 by 12 3/8 in., 46 by 31.4 cm

This print is from a rare series of six designs produced between October 1937 and December 1938 celebrating heroic deeds by Japanese soldiers at the warfront and patriotic acts by the Japanese on the home front.

Reference:
Philip K. Hu, ed., et al., Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan, Saint Louis Art Museum, 2016, p. 291, no. 140.3, accession no. 1084: 2010

(inv. no. C-3038)

price: $650


Igawa Sengai

original folder


Igawa Sengai

in original folder

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