Oyako no mizu (Water for the Family)

Umetaro Azechi

1931

This adorable woodblock print "Oyako no mizu" (Water for the Family) is by Umetaro Azechi (1902-1999). This print seldom ever seen offered for sale.  Hand signed "U.AZECHI", sheet number A.P (Artist proof), dated "75", and the title "Oyako no mizu" (Water for family) on the bottom margin in pencil by the artist. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13 and 1/2 inches by 18 and 1/4 inches. (34 x 46.5 cm)
Image size: 11 and 3/8 inches by 15 and 3/8 inches. (29 x 39 cm)
Sheet number: AP
Date: 1975
Signed: Signed: Handwritten "U. AZECHI" in pencil by the artist on the bottom.
Condition: Outstanding condition. Slight ink smudge into the left margin edge. Very faint mat line and minor foxing on the margins which are very hardly noticeable and will be easily matted out. Please see the pictures. His prints in very good condition are hard to find.

 

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