Author: Wantanabe, Sadao
Title: The Last Supper
Place Published: [n.p.]
Date Published: 1966
Color woodblock print on Japanese paper affixed to board. 65x58 cm (25¾x23"); with backing 71x63 cm (28x25"). No. 23 of 50 copies.
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist at the bottom of the image.
Sadao Watanabe was a Japanese artist best known for his prints that meld biblical imagery with the traditional Japanese folk art known as mingei. Watanabe's work portrays the Christian gospel with a distinctive use of crumpled wet paper mixed with mineral pigments suspended in soy milk, known as katazome.