Shirô: Morning at Nara Park
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Kasamatsu Shirô (1898-1991)
Two sika deer grazing in the morning dawn under a giant old cypress in the park of Nara.
Title: Asagiri – Nara Kôen (Morning Mist at Nara Park)
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô (seal Hotei D)
Date: Shôwa 12 (1937)
Size: Vertical Oban, 37,2 x 24,8 cm (image size)
Rare first edition print. Excellent impression and colours. Paper only slightly age-toned, left upper corner bevelled, usual drying hole in upper left margin, bottom left corner with faint small creasing.
Verso a stamp „Shôwa jûninen jûnigatsu jûninichi chôsa“ (examined on Dec. 12, 1937) and a round red seal with Watanabe’s Kamon (family crest), the „Maru ni Watanabe Boshi“, that also appears on some of his publisher seals.
Grund W-34. Cf. also Chazen Museum of Art, Van Vleck Collection, No. 1980.2805