Kiyoshi: Winter scene in rural Aizu
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Saitô Kiyoshi (1907-1997)

A winter scene in rural Aizu (now Fukushima Prefecture). In front of a large snow-covered house with a kura (warehouse), two children, one of them is walking through the deep snow with high snow shoes made of straw.

Untitled (Winter in Aizu)

Signature: hand-signed with pencil Kiyoshi Saito at lower left

Seal: Kiyoshi


Date: undated (c. 1950-1960)

Size: 29,3 x 43,5 cm (overall)

Excellent impression and colours, the deep black partly a little glossy. Minimal light mat-stain in left and right. Margin a tiny bit uneven in bottom left and small corner restored. Verso slight traces of removed glue and in upper margin three traces of removed former mounting (not showing through). Few weak creases, the thick paper from verso a little thinner in places. Overall still very good condition.

Another copy in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), 1962.007.001. Ref.: Rhiannon Paget (ed.), Saitô Kiyoshi: Graphic Awakening. New York, 2021.