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Dolls from the Earth - Excavation

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Dolls from the Earth - Excavation
by Mabuchi Toru (1920-1994)

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Artist: Mabuchi Toru (1920-1994) 馬淵聖
Title: Dolls from the Earth - Excavation
Series: Pottery
Date 1st edition?1961
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Double Oban
Format (this edition): Double Oban
DB artwork code: 33309
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Monday, 20 November 2006

Title Dolls from the Earth - Excavation
limited edition
Artist Toru Mabuchi 1920-1994
Signature "Toru Mabuchi" in pencil under the red artist's seal on the upper left
Seal Artist's seal (Toru)
Dated 1961
Medium/Technique Woodblock print
Impression excellent - very good … lightly embossed
Colors excellent - very good
Condition very good … slightly mottled paper toning, lightly creased, a light diagonal crease from the lower left margin to the lower right corner in the image, three needle size holes on the three margin corners, a missing spot and several pressure marks on the middle-upper edge of the right margin, a tape residue on the lower margin, margins slightly soiled.
Edition Size 50
Numbered 2 / 50
Description "Shutsudo" (Excavation). Faces of ancient pottery dolls excavated from the soil.
Width Item 18.3 inches = 46.6 cm
Height Item 24.3 inches = 61.8 cm

Artist Bio: 
作家:馬渕 聖(まぶち とおる)    1920年(大正9年)生まれ、東京出身。    1994年(平成6年)歿、享年74歳。 1940年(昭和15年)東京美術学校在学中に光風会展初入選。 1941年(昭和16年)卒業制作「木版による自然物の装飾的表現」             文部省買上。 1951年(昭和26年)第7回日展に初入選。 1954年(昭和29年)日本版画協会(日版協)会員。 1957年(昭和32年)光風会会員。 1960年(昭和35年)日本版画会(日版会)創立に、             棟方志功らとともに参加。             日版協退会。 1967年(昭和42年)光風会評議員。 1971年(昭和46年)宮内庁用命により、須崎御用邸の為の             木版画4点制作。 東京美術学校工芸科図案部卒業。 日版会会長、鎌倉美術家協会理事長などを歴任。 東京、横浜、シカゴなどで個展開催多数。 シカゴ美術館、ボストン美術館など、海外美術館にも作品所蔵多数。

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