Cat with Pendant

Tomoo Inagaki


Extremely rare print "Cat with Pendant" is by Tomoo Inagaki (1902-1980).  This cat is very handsome and looks like a king. Very large size print. Sheet number "19/50" and the sign "T. Inagaki" in pencil by the artist on the bottom margin. "Donge san ni okuru, 1955" in Japanese on the upper right margin. This translates to "Gift for Donge" (I assume famous artist "Donge Kobayashi" ) in 1955. This print was given to Donge from Inagaki in 1955. 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 prints are very hard to find. Limited edition - hand signed of only 50 prints.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 14 and 3/8 by 24 and 3/4 inches tall (36.5 x 63 cm)
Image size: 12
 and 3/4 by 22 and 3/4 inches tall (32.5 x 57.7 cm)
Sheet number: 19/50 
Signed: Artist block signed "Tomoo" on the lower left of the image. Hand signed "T. Inagaki" in pencil by the artist on the right bottom margin.
Condition: Good condition, The paper has minor toning. Minor paper crease, foxing, stain on the margin which will be most likely matted out. Toning and some discoloration on verso as shown. Please see the pictures very carefully.