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Kokeshi, LE

Kokeshi, LE
by Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965)

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Artist: Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965) 河野薫
Title: Kokeshi, LE
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Double Oban
Format (this edition): Double Oban
DB artwork code: 31675
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

This is an original modern Japanese woodblock print by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) titled "Kokeshi". The print is sealed in the image, pencil signed by the artist at the lower right margin, titled in English and Kanji, and edition 5/100. This print is in very good condition. Fine impression, color and bleedthrough. Extensive use of silver mica throughout the image. No foxing, toning, folds or creases. The print is not laid down or trimmed. "Self-carved self-printed" tissue tag still attached to the verso. Image size is 15" x 22.5", paper size is 18" x 24".

Artist Bio: Kaoru Kawano was a very popular artist for his distinctively styled depictions of figures, especially children. He uses the wood grain patterns to lender the textures and the mood to the works.

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