Town View from Paris: Corner of St. Michel
French title at bottom left corner, Coin de St. Michel (Corner of St. Michel), 1940, avril (April), and signed in Roman script, Sekiguchi with kanji, Shun, and with block carver's seal Gihachi Shirabezumi (approved by Gihachi [Okuyama]), published by Nippon Hanga Kenkyugo (Japan Print Institute) ca. post-1946
15 1/8 by 10 3/8 in., 38.4 by 26.3 cm
Shungo Seikiguchi was a contributor to the collaborative series, One Hundred Views of Great Tokyo in 1932. In 1935 Sekiguchi was awarded a scholarship from the French government to study at the L'Ecole des Beaux Art in Paris. At the outbreak of war in Europe, he moved back to Japan in 1940, but returned to Paris after the war.
The publisher Gihachiro Okuyama (1907-1981) was a print artist who was active in both the shin hanga ('new prints') and sosaku hanga ('creative prints') movements. In the 1920's he worked as a graphic artist but by 1931 he established his own advertising agency. In 1946 he founded the Japan Print Institute (Nippon Hanga Kenkyujo).
(inv. no. 10-2884)
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