Kaoru: Two kittens
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Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965)

Two young kittens snuggled together, one of them sleeping.

Seal: Kaoru

Carved, printed and published by the artist.

Verso in bottom right corner a round black seal.

Date: c. 1950-60

Original Japanese colour woodblock print.
Size: Horizontal Ôban, 26,2 x 37,6 cm (image), 28,8 x 42 cm (overall)

Excellent crisp impression and colours, on laid paper. Light traces of mica. Paper slightly age toned, margins a little bit stained, verso three brownish remnants from previous mounting (not showing through), lower corners a little bit creased. Overall very good condition.
On the artist: Merritt/Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. Honolulu 1992, p. 61.

€ 490,-