Kamisaka Sekka: Fishermen Pulling Their Boat Ashore (Sold)

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Artist:  Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)
Title: Fishermen Pulling Their Boat Ashore
Series: From the album A World of Things (Momoyogusa)

Date: 1909/1910

Three figures pull on taught ropes, each leaning forward against an invisible weight. They must be fishermen pulling ashore their boat, working as one. More than half of this design is pure space, and the simplicity of the figures only adds to its effectiveness. Sekka was a towering master of pure, distilled Rimpa design perfection, as evidenced by the avalanche of contemporary products bearing designs from his prints, from socks to mugs to postcards. From the album “A World of Things” (Momoyogusa), considered the pinnacle masterwork of Rimpa school printmaking, and called a “tour de force” in the Sekka catalog of 2004 (page 298). In the same catalog Kurt Gitter MD called Momoyagusa “Among the world masterpieces of twentieth-century woodblock printing”  (page 11 in the 2003 catalog.)

Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. With the usual center fold.
Dimensions: 30 x 44.8 cm
Publisher: Unsodo
Literature: See “Kamisaka Sekka: Rimpa Master--Pioneer of Modern Design,” 2003, page 259.