Wonderful woodblock print "Saotome" (Rice Planting Girls) is by Shiro Kasamatsu. Self-published print, dated "1958". Japanese title "Saotome" and dated "1958" in the bottom margin. Handsigned "Shiro Kasamatsu" and artist red seal on the lower-right corner of the image. Hexagonal embossed seal "紫” (Shi from Shiro) on the bottom margin (right side) with number 175. Rectangular embossed seal "紫浪 刻.刷" (carved&printed by Shiro) on the lower right margin. Beautifully embossed. It is extremely hard to find Kasamatsu’s self-published print nowadays.
Paper size: 11 and 1/4 inches by 16 and 3/4 inches (28.6 x 42.5 cm)
Image size: 9 and 3/4 inches by 14 and 1/2 inches (24.6 x 36.8 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Signed: Hand-signed "Shiro Kasamatsu" on the lower-right corner of the image.
Condition: Good condition with minor toning. Typical ink smudges on the margins. Light waving on the right and left margin. Faintest mat line on the upper margin. Tape residue on verso. A few minor spots on verso, it doesn’t show from the front. Please see the pictures.
*(Kento cut on the lower right margin is for color alignment and is not a defect) Please see the last picture.
Saotome at Rice Field
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