Woodblock print
Date of appearance: 1963 — 1964
Artist: Munakata Shiko
Tags: japanart

Munakata Shiko (1903-1975) Hara: A Line at the Foot of Mt. Fuji A monochrome woodblock print mounted as a hanging scroll, ink on paper; from Munakata's Tokaido Road series, 1963-64, the upper right entitled Hara with the pencil inscription 14 and notation Suso ichimonji accompanied by three red seals, the bottom margin signed in pencil Shiko in katakana and Munakata in Roman letters followed by a written seal With a wooden storage box 16 3/8 x 21 1/8in (41.8 x 53.8cm) FOOTNOTES This series resulted from several sketching trips along the Tokaido Road that the artist embarked on between April 1963 and February 1964. This print is said to convey Munakata's emotional response to the majesty of Mount Fuji. Another impression is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago (Japanese Print Purchase Fund, 1965.398)