Woman Sitting on a Chair,

c. 1960s-1970s

by Nakagawa Kazumasa

IHL Cat. #2150

Woman Sitting on a Chair (untitled), c. 1960s-1970s


image: 15 7/8 x 10 3/4 in.

sheet: 16 3/8 x 11 1/2 in.


Nakagawa designed very few woodblock prints. This collection's untitled print known as Woman Sitting on a Chair, is perhaps unique in that it attempts to duplicate his painting style, possibly replicating an existing painting (although a similar painting cannot be found online), rather than being a print whose design was done by the artist specifically for reproduction by woodblock, as in the case of his book design work. (See examples under "Woodblocks".) 

Nakagawa did create over forty portraits in oil, four examples of which are shown below.

Portrait of Nakazawa Masanori, 1914

oil on canvas

20 7/8 x 16 18 in. (53.0 x 41.0 cm)


 (the artist's brother)

Portrait of a Man, date unknown

oil on canvas

Shingeki Actress , 1941

oil on canvas

28 7/8 x 21.5 in. (73.2 x 54.5 cm)

新劇女優 Shingekijoyū 

(First exhibited at the 4th Art Exhibition of the Ministry of Education, the Shinbunten in 1941)

Portrait of a Girl, 1975

oil on canvas

18 x 15 in. (45.5cm x 38.0 cm)


(The artist's granddaughter at 10 years old was disappointed that her mouth was out of alignment.)

Print Details

Woman Sitting in a Chair #2150

artist's seal reading 

一政 Kazumasa