Kuro Neko "Black Cat" A.P

Tomoo Inagaki

1902

Extremely rare print "Kuro Neko" (Black Cat) is by Tomoo Inagaki (1902-1980). Darling black cat has cute yellow eyes. The expression is just adorable.  Sheet number "A.P" (measn artist proof) and the title "Kuro Neko"(Black Cat) in pencil by artist on the bottom margin.  Genuine handmade Japanese woodblock print. Inagaki Tomoo was born in Tokyo. Inagaki is best known for his images of cats in modern style. Especially his cat print is very hard to find.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 12 and 1/2 by 18 and 1/4 inches tall (32 x 46.5cm)
Image size: 10
 and 1/8 by 16 and 1/8 inches tall (26 x 41cm)
Sheet number: A.P (Artist Proof) 
Signed: Artist block signed "Tomoo" on the upper left. Hand signed "T. Inagaki" in pencil by artist on the bottom margin and in Japanese on the right margin.
Condition: Good condition, The paper has minor toning and spots. Natural paper wrinkle on the lower right margin. This print has slight waving.  Tape residues on the verso as shown. Please see the pictures very carefully.