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- Kitten and Poppy Flower -

Ryo Arai


The charming cat print, "Kitten and Poppy Flower," is by Ryo Arai (1933-2009). This print captures the innocence of a kitten gazing up at a large flower. The soft colors of the flower and the adorable expression of the kitten will surely warm your heart. The superb details of this mezzotint print are sure to catch your eye.

Ryo Arai was born in Tochigi Prefecture in 1933. In 1962, he started working as a freelance illustrator and designer for a major company, and in 1975, he began his career as an etching artist. He held many solo exhibitions in Japan and won various awards. He passed away in 2009.

Technique: Mezzotint
Paper size: 13 and 5/8 inches wide by 15 inches (34.5 x 38 cm)
Image size: 7 inches wide by 9 and 1/4 inches (18 x 23.5 cm)
Sheet number: *E.A
*E.A. stands for “épreuve d'artiste,” meaning Artist's Proof in French.
Date: N/A
Signed: Pencil signed by the artist
Condition: Very good condition. Tape stains on the lower corners of the verso.  


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