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Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

Kaoru Kawano (japan 1916-1965) Modernist Signed Color Woodblock Of Crane, Framed

STAMP COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT OF CRANE, IN ORIGINAL. HARDWOOD, THIN-PROFILE FRAME, W/UNBROKEN. ORIGINAL BROWN PAPER DUST COVER. Japanese Modernist woodblock prints (Showa period). Sta mped on the bottom-right of the face of the print with an original red ink artist’s stamp. It’s also stamped with a black ink gallery stamp on the back brown paper dust cover. The Little Gallery,’ 105 Chestnut Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. 23 ½” Height x 14” Width (Frame). 15 ½” Height x 10 Width (Image). It’s medium-format in size, being nearly 24 inches in height and 14 inches in width. It’s still in its period, vintage hand rubbed, oiled, thin-profile hardwood frame and is under sage green, miter-cut mat board, with its original brown paper back dust cover still intact and unbroken. Pictured is a Minimalist, head and upper torso, side profile of a crane (aquatic bird or saltwater waterfowl) offering only the’essential’ pictorial information needed to describe the fauna. This conceptually reduced artistic treatment of the subject is in keeping with Japanese Modernist art and in particular, color woodblock prints from Japan’s Showa period. It’s spare and economic in its approach and design and uses only reduced, basic geometric shapes and a very limited color palette to describe them. Very, very beautiful in a very, very Minimalist, Japanese way. Gorgeous and completely original. Outstanding and very, very quiet like the very crane it depicts. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST. Kaoro Kawano was born in Hokkaido, Japan and studied at the Kawabata Art School beginning in 1934. He was a participant and practitioner during Japan’s’Showa’ period. He had his first color woodblock prints accepted by the Japan Print Association in 1944. By the 1950′s he began to exhibit more frequently in shows around the world. None of his prints, not even his (apparently early) limited edition prints however, are dated. His reputation became international, with successful solo exhibitions in North America and elsewhere. Kawano’s prints frequently depict children and animals, combining Western style elements with the old tradition of woodblock printmaking. Kawano’s works are also appreciated for the way in which they incorporate the grain patterns of the woodblock into the design. Excellent, pristine, nearly immaculate over a ll vint a ge condition. Without blemishes, tears, paper loss, water stains, foxing, tanning or other surface conditions or damage. It’s in its original, thin-profile hardwood frame, is matted and under glass. In really exceptionally well-preserved overall vintage condition. A gorgeous period Japanese Modernist color woodblock print. The item “KAORU KAWANO (JAPAN 1916-1965) MODERNIST SIGNED COLOR WOODBLOCK OF CRANE, FRAMED” is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “modsanctuary” and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Artist: Kaoru Kawano (Japan)
  • Style: Asian (Japanese color woodblock print)
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Printing Technique: Woodblock Printing
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Medium: Woodcut & Block
  • Date of Creation: Circa 1950
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage original
  • Mid-20th century: Vintage
  • Year: Circa 1950
  • Features: Framed
  • Japan: Showa period
  • Modernist: Post WWII Modernist Japanese printmaking
  • Width (Inches): 14” Width
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Subject: Crane waterfowl (fauna)
  • Originality: Original
  • Height (Inches): 23 ½” Height
  • Print Surface: Paper
Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Actor Nakamura Fukusuke VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Actor Nakamura Fukusuke VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Actor Nakamura Fukusuke VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Actor Nakamura Fukusuke VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Actor Nakamura Fukusuke VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Actor Nakamura Fukusuke VII

Woodblock print of Nakamura Fukusuke VII as Kuramae Osome, by Natori Shunsen ca 1952. The actor Nakamura Shikan VII held the name Nakamura Fukusuke VII from October 1941 to March 1967. Image size: 14-5/8 x 9-3/4 (37.15cm x 24.8cm) + margins as shown. Metallic pigment on the headdress. Publisher: Signed Shunsen with artists seal Shunsen, publisher’s seal Watanab (Watanabe Shozaburo), ca. Image Size: 14 ¾ x 9 7/8 (37-1/2cm x 25cm) + margins as shown. Watanabe Color Print Company, 9, Nishi 8-chome Ginza, Tokyo. I have the original receipt. Natori Shunsen was the last ukiyo-e artist making actor portraits in traditional manner and one of the major artists of the Shin Hanga movement. His life took a most tragic end. In 1960 the artist and his wife committed suicide at the grave of their deceased daughter. Condition: Slight adhesive stain on mid-left margin. I do not see any foxing or other discoloration anywhere on the face of the print. This print has been in a glassed frame in a closed case in controlled storage for 50 years. Please contact me with any questions you may have. The item “Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Actor Nakamura Fukusuke VII” is in sale since Sunday, June 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “qengineer970″ and is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Monaco, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
  • Region of Origin: Japan
  • Age: 1952
  • Primary Material: Standard ukiyo-e and surimono paper made from kôzo
  • Maker: Watanabe (Watanabe Shozaburo)
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
  • Color: Polychrome
  • Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print

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Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII

Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII

Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII in a yakko role in a print by Natori Shunsen, ca. Publisher: Signed Shunsen with artists seal Shunsen, publisher’s seal Watanabe (Watanabe Shozaburo), ca. Image Size: 14 ¾ x 9 ¾ (37.5cm x 24.8cm) + margins as shown. Watanabe Color Print Company, 9, Nishi 8-chome Ginza, Tokyo. I have the original receipt. Natori Shunsen was the last ukiyo-e artist making actor portraits in traditional manner and one of the major artists of the Shin Hanga movement. His life took a most tragic end. In 1960 the artist and his wife committed suicide at the grave of their deceased daughter. Condition: Two adhesive stains on the left margin and a bubble-like stain or discoloration on the bottom left margin. I do not see any foxing or other discoloration anywhere on the face of the print. This print has been in a glassed frame in a closed case in controlled storage for 50 years. Please contact me with any questions you may have. Comments about the actor. Bandô Mitsugorô VII was an excellent dancer, nicknamed ” The God of Dance” (” Odori no Kamisama ” in Japanese) and stage partner of. In great dances like the 2 famous. Was another of his fields of excellence. Bandô Mitsugorô VII’s best roles : Tadanobu. Rokkasen Sugata no Irodori. Kotobuki Soga no Taimen. “, the leading roles of the dances “. Yakko: Low-ranking footman serving a high-ranking samurai. They lead their Lord cortege to free the streets with their spears when he travels in the country. They are key roles in many Kabuki dramas, helping either the hero or the villain of the play and they are at the center of many famous. Yakko’s costumes are always colorful and they often put on. There have been ten generations of the Bandô Mitsugorô line of Kabuki actors from 1766 to 2015. The item “Vintage 1952 Natori Shunsen ukiyo-e Woodblock Print of Actor Bandô Mitsugorô VII” is in sale since Sunday, June 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “qengineer970″ and is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Monaco, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
  • Region of Origin: Japan
  • Age: 1952
  • Primary Material: Standard ukiyo-e and surimono paper made from kôzo
  • Maker: Watanabe (Watanabe Shozaburo)
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
  • Color: Polychrome
  • Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print