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Champs de printemps (Field in Spring)

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Minami Keiko, Champs de printemps (Field in Spring), 1954, etching and aquatint on paper, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, © Musée Hamaguchi Yōzō, 83.57.278

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Title

Champs de printemps (Field in Spring)

Artist

Minami Keiko (Japanese, active France, United States, and Japan, 1911-2004)

Date

1954

Medium

etching and aquatint on paper

Edition

artist's proof; edition size unknown

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 11 1/2 in x 12 11/16 in; sheet: 14 15/16 in x 22 5/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

annotation: unread, graphite, bottom margin, right

annotation: Les Champs, graphite, verso

annotation: 16, graphite, verso

annotation: Les Champs, graphite, bottom margin, center

edition: épreuve d'artiste, graphite, lower left

signature: Keiko Minami, graphite, lower right

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Japanese Modern Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection

Accession Number

83.57.278

Copyright

© Musée Hamaguchi Yōzō

Terms

agricultural land

aquatint

artists' proofs

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

spring

Sōsaku hanga

Description

One of Minami’s earliest prints, Champs de printemps is an experimental composition with a quilt-like patchwork of motifs. She never returned to this format, preferring in her later works to zoom in on a few key elements, such as trees, birds, and—not seen here—figures of young girls.

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