Ohkawabata (Sumidagawa Riverside)

Tatsumi Shimura

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This extremely rare woodblock print "Ohkawabata" (Sumidagawa Riverside) is by Tatsumi Shimura (1907-1980). Limited Edition 169 of 200.  Limited edition size of only 200 sheets. Carver name; Kentaro Maeda, Printer name; Keizo Sato on the lower right margin. Large red "Tatsumi Kenin" seal in lower right margin reads, "Tatsumi seal of approval". Beautiful colors and amazing contrast. This print is extremely rare and highly desirable for collectors. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 19 and 1/4 by 16 and 1/4 inches (49 x 41 cm)
Image size: 17 by 14 and 1/2 inches (43 x 37 cm)
Sheet number: 169/200 
Date: N/A
Signed: Artist name“Tatsumi” and a red seal located in lower left of the image
Condition: Excellent condition. A tiny spot on verso, however, it doesn't show from the front. A few minor spots into the image (on the lower of the Kimono) which are hardly noticeable unless pointed out.  A faint smudge on the bottom corner (near the edition number) which will be matted out.