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- Kudamono Kago (Fruits Basket)-

Wako Ito


The exquisite still life print, "Kudamono Kago" (Fruits Basket), is by Wako Ito (b. 1945). This large mezzotint print captures various fruits in a woven basket. Each fruit is delicately depicted, from the vibrant red apple to the juicy grapes and pear, creating a feast for the eyes. The subtle gradations of colors are amazingly beautiful, and the superb details of this colored-mezzotint print are sure to catch your eye.

Wako Ito was born in Hokkaido in 1945. She is a copperplate print artist who expresses still lifes from everyday life through skillful mezzotint engraving and printing.

Technique: Mezzotint
Paper size: 19 and 7/8 inches wide by 18 inches (50.5 x 46 cm)
Image size: 15 and 3/4 inches wide by 14 and 1/8 inches (40 x 36 cm)
Sheet number: 96/100
Date: 1981
Signed: Pencil signed by the artist
Condition: Excellent condition. Once taped and minor paper scuff on the top edge of the verso.  


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