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|Publisher (this edition):||Self||Self|
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|Notes (this edition)|
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
|This is a beautiful original woodblock print by noted Japanese printmaker Kawano Kaoru. It is quite large, about 22 1/2 x 11 1/2 plus margins. Pencil signed and numbered. Titled "Dancing Figure (Sagimusume)", it is one of Kawano's best known images. It depicts the heron maiden, a well loved icon of Japanese folklore. The print features superb black-on-black printing, burnishing, extensive use of metallic pigment throughout. Excellent condition, never framed; it bears a label which reads: Self-carved, self-printed Kaoru Kawano. Clean white paper, beautifully printed, excellent color.||This beautiful woodblock print was acquired in Japan in the 1950s.
very fine condition... framed in a contempory silver metal frame
Signed in pencil by KAORU KAWANA ... small "seal" with Japanese characters on the left lower part of the print.
along the bottom it states "16/300" and (Japanese character writing) and "DANCING FIGURE (SAGIMUSUME)" and "KAORU KAWANO)".
Image size is 11.5 x 22", size of the frame is 15.5" x 27".
NOTE: there is a shallow fold mark across the bottom left corner of this printc