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Saitô Kiyoshi (1907-1997)
A street scene in the old part of Nara city. A cat crosses the street, looking at the viewer.
Title: Ancient City Nara (hand-written)
Signature: Hand-signed in left margin with pencil in Japanese Saitô Kiyoshi.In bottom right margin in Latin Kiyoshi Saito
Date: 1957 (hand-written)
Size: 41 x 52 cm (overall), 35 x 46 cm (image)
Excellent impression and colours. Self-carved and self-printed by the artist. Very faint, almost invisible mat line in margins, in top margin two (printing?) creases, otherwise excellent condition.
Cf. Art Institute of Chicago, No 1984.1315; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, No 1965.68.49 (a later edition).