Inagaki Tomoo (1902-1980)
Large sitting cat
Title: untitled (Onaga neko - Long-tailed cat)
Signature: Tomo. Seal: Inagaki
Carved by the artist
Publisher: Keishôsha, Tokyo (round dry stamp at lower right)
Date: first 1958, this special limited edition printed in 1982
Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: 53,3 x 33 cm (image), 57,5 x 36,5 cm (overall)
Excellent impression and colours. Publishers’s round embossed mark at lower right corner, partly visible. Margins a little stained, upper margin a little bit wavy, minimal creases, otherwise very good condition.
Beautiful large format by the artist, who is especially famous for his cat prints. Cf. Carnegie Museum of Art, No. 89.28.441 (this edition).
On the artist: Oliver Statler, Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn, Rutland, Vermont/Tokyo 1956, p. 164f. Merritt/Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. Honolulu 1992, p. 41.