The Outskirts of a Flemish Town (in collaboration with Frank Brangwyn) by Yoshijiro Urushibara

The Outskirts of a Flemish Town (in collaboration with Frank Brangwyn) by Yoshijiro Urushibara

The Outskirts of a Flemish Town (in collaboration with Frank Brangwyn)

Yoshijiro Urushibara

Title

The Outskirts of a Flemish Town (in collaboration with Frank Brangwyn)

 
Artist
Year
1924  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
5 11/16 x 8 1/2" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
90/250 plus 20 special proofs 
Annotations
 
Reference
Binyon, plate 10 
Paper
antique-white Japanese hosho 
State
published 
Publisher
John Lane: The Bodley Head Limited, London. 
Inventory ID
19517 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This color woodcut was plate 10 included from a portfolio titled 'Ten Woodcuts by Yoshijiro Urushibara' done in 1924 and published by John Lane in London in 1924. The portfolio included an introduction by Laurence Binyon. The woodcuts were cut and printed by Urushibara after watercolors by his friend and collaborator, British artist Frank Brangwyn.

Urushibara hand printed an edition of 250 plus 20 artist's proofs that were not offered for sale. He used different Japanes papers and signed 7 of the images with pencil, in the European tradition and the other 3 with his seal signature in red ink.

'The Outskirts of a Flemish Town' depicts a rural road in Belgium with the tall trees and modest homes. Brangwyn was born in Bruges, Belgium and moved to England when he was 7. He returned to Belgium throughout his life to depict its traditional ways.