Artwork Details for Ohmura, Koyo (b. 1891) "Deer"


Ohmura, Koyo (b. 1891) - Deer

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Deer
by Ohmura, Koyo (b. 1891)

Artist:Ohmura, Koyo (b. 1891)
Title:Deer
Date:1950s (this item: Early post-war strike)
Publisher:Kyoto Hanga-In - 京都版画院
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, 27 x 39.5cm (sheet size)
Condition:
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:10012-Ohmura_Koyo
Notes:
Artist Biography:
大村広陽は広島県生まれの日本画家。京美工・京都絵専を卒業後、竹内栖鳳に師事、竹杖会に入塾した。文展・帝展・日展に入選を重ね、海外日本画展の出品も多い。動物・花鳥画を得意とし、晩年は仏画を手がけている。
Publisher Notes:Here are some notes from Daiwa Shinagawa (current owner of Kyoto Hanga-In, 2014) regarding the woodblocks and their survival (or not):
He is quite clear in his explanation that all the blocks held by Nishinomiya were *completely* destroyed in an air-raid circa 1945 (including Bakufu's Fish series and Wada's Occupations series). This is quite strong evidence to support the suggestion that the blocks used after the war for these series' reprints were completely recarved.
He goes on to say that, due to the poor economic climate after the war, Kyoto Hanga-In did not have the finances to purchase new cherry blocks for each new print scene. As a result, whenever a new scene was to be published they used a block from a previously published scene (i.e., carving the block flat and then recarving the new scene). That is quite a revelation that I would never have expected. As a result of all the recarving of blocks, there are no surviving woodblocks from prior to the 1960s, so the blocks for all the usual 1950s scenes by Bakufu, Hiyoshi, Wada, etc. no longer exist.
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