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Small Birds (LE)

Small Birds (LE) 小鳥
by Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965)

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Artist: Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965) 河野薫
Title: Small Birds (LE) 小鳥
Series: 
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: 34131
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:

Note: reverse image of unlimited edition.

Size is double oban!

THIS PRINT IS AN ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK - NOT A REPRODUCTION OF A WOODBLOCK. THE ARTIST, KAORU KAWANO, 1916-1965, IS NOTED FOR HIS DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE PORTRAYALS OF HUMAN, FLORAL AND ANIMAL FORMS. THEY TYPICALLY FEATURE CONTRASTY COLORING AND WOODGRAIN EFFECTS FROM SPECIALLY VENEERED BLOCKS TO ENHANCE THE VISUAL IMAGE. THIS PRINT IS LARGER THAN THE USUAL OBAN - THE IMAGE SIZE BEING 9 1/4" x 14 3 /4". THE PRINT IS NUMBERED 28/100, TITLED "SMALL BIRDS" (IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH) AND IS SIGNED "KAORU KAWANO", ALL IN PENCIL. KAWANO'S SEAL IN RED ALSO APPEARS IN THE PICTURE AREA. ON THE BACK IS GLUED, AND SECURITY STAMPED, A NOTE ATTESTING TO KAWANO'S DOING THE CARVING OF THE BLOCKS AND THE PRINTING HIMSELF. THE PRINT IS CLEAR AND UNFADED AND HAS GOOD BLEEDTHROUGH. THERE ARE SOME FAINT WRINKLES IN THE MARGINS (NOT IN THE PRINTED AREA) BUT THEY MAY HAVE RESULTED FROM THE PRINTING PROCESS ITSELF.

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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