Shiko Munakata


The Key by Tanizaki Junichiro: Portrait of Ikuko and Glasses on Her Belly
(Kagi hanga saku: Daisho no saku, Hara megane no saku)

sumizuri-e with artist's red Muna seal at lower left margin, signed and dated in penciled kanji, Shiko, and penciled English, Munakata, 1958, with artist's pine needle symbol, 1958

16 5/8 by 12 in., 42.2 by 30.5 cm

Japanese Folk Crafts Museum and Ohara Museum of Art, Munakata Shiko, Nishitoba Seihan Insatsujo, Japan, 1970, nos. 73, 75
Joan S. Baker, Mokuhan: The Woodcuts of Munakata & Matsubara, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, 1976, no. 28 (a large head)
The Complete Works of Shiko Munakata, Vol. 1, The World of Tales, Kodansha, 1978, no. 442 ( a large head), no. 436 (glasses on her belly)
Jennifer Boynton and Kakeya Kiyoko, Munakata Shiko: Japanese Master of the Modern Print, Munakata Museum, Kamakura, Japan, 2002, p. 107, no. 16 (includes all prints from the searies)
Art Institute of Chicago (, reference no. 1961.115 (glasses on her belly)
(inv. no. 10-5123)

price: $8,500 (reserved)


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