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- Sarusawaike (Sarusawa Pond) -

Takeji Asano


Beautiful woodblock print "Sarusawaike" (Sarusawa Pond) is by Takeji Asano. This image is a very peaceful snow scene of the pagoda at Sarusawa pond in Nara. Published by Unsodo. Unsodo seal and caver's seal "Nagashima Michio", printer's seal "Shinmi Saburo" in the right margin. Extremely rare first edition. Wonderful details. Fine Bokashi shading.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 1/4 x 15 and 1/2 inches (26 x 39 cm)
Image size: 9 and 3/8 x 14 and 1/4 inches (23.7 x 36.2 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: First edition dated Showa 24 nen (1949)
Signed: Black Takeji signature in the lower right of the image. Red artist seal in the lower right corner.
Condition: Outstanding condition. Very faint ink smudge on the margins. Moderate toning with age on the margin as shown.


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