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Itako, the Lakeside Village, 1954 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

Item Number: 925431

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Item Type: Fixed Price Item
Item Category: Shin-hanga & Modern, 1900 -
Item Number: 925431
Price: $265.00
   


Itako, the Lakeside Village, 1954 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

Original Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991) Japanese Woodblock Print
Itako, the Lakeside Village, 1954

Shiro Kasamatsu - Born in Tokyo, Shiro Kasamatsu began studying art at a young age with the painter Kaburagi Kiyokata. He completed his first woodblock designs for Watanabe Shozaburo in 1919 after the publisher saw his paintings on exhibit. Shiro designed shin-hanga prints for Watanabe for many years, becoming well known for his romantic landscapes of famous landmarks and his scenes of traditional Japanese life. From 1952 to 1960, he created more than one hundred woodblock designs for the Kyoto publisher Unsodo. He also experimented with sosaku hanga or creative prints starting in the late 1950s, carving and printing his own designs. Shiro is regarded as one of the top shin-hanga woodblock print artists in Japan.

Comments - Handsome scene of a woman poling a boat along the reeds at Itako. The water shimmers with cool blue and green reflections, creating a striking setting for the figure. Leafy green branches frame the image at upper right, adding to the lush feel of the foliage. An attractive design.

Signed - Shiro, with red artist's seal
Publisher - Unsodo, later edition from the original blocks

Artist - Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.


Itako, the Lakeside Village, 1954 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

Itako, the Lakeside Village, 1954 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

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