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Lot 0051
  • Artist: Natori SHUNSEN (1886-1960)
  • Title: "Three Little Kittens"
  • Date: ca 1950
  • Limited Edition, #38/250.
  • Provenance: A recent Tokyo find.
  • Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
  • Seal, Carver/Printer: Black "7mm-seal," unususal red "Shunsen" seal.
  • Medium: Japanese Woodblock Print
  • Image Size: 9 7/8 x 14 5/8
  • Impression: Very Fine. Bold "sosaku hanga" style carving; soft "bokashi" shading to kitten's bodies; clearly visible "woodgrain" to background.
  • Condition: Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (No flaws--no prior mounts.)

    Natori Shunsen is often regarded as the last master in the art of kabuki yakusha-e actor prints. He first gained interest in kabuki actor prints while working as an illustrator for a newspaper. He worked often with publisher Watanabe during his career.

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  • International: Flat-rate of $60.00 (rigid/insured) to anywhere in the world.
  • Location: This item ships from Pacific North West

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    Natori Shunsen Woodblock Three Little Kittens

    Estimate $400 - $500Feb 27, 2018
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