Original Shizuo Ashikaga (1917 - 1991) Japanese Woodblock Print
Finch and Grapes
From the Uchida Publisher Archives - We were fortunate to purchase a wonderful collection of 20th century prints directly from the archives of the Uchida Art Company of Kyoto. The classic 20th century prints offered in our auction from this collection are all first edition prints of various designs released by the Uchida company in the mid-20th century. These first edition prints are unusual to come by in a nice group as they were generally sold off as they were produced. This excellent collection was held back and recently sold from the Uchida archives. These prints are a nice opportunity to collect a lovely 20th century print, or perfect as reasonably priced gifts. Don't miss out on these prints, once they sell out, we won't have them again!
Comments - Beautiful image of two finches perched on a grape vine in autumn, the leaves mottled with changing color. Just a few fruits are left on the stems, the birds eyeing the grapes keenly. A lovely soft, warm color palette with delicate line work.
Artist - Shizuo Ashikaga (1917 - 1991)
Image Size - 15 3/4" x 10 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Slight wrinkling. Please see photos for details.