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- Sumiya (Restaurant Sumiya) -

Katsuyuki Nishijima


The beautiful woodblock print "Sumiya" (Restaurant Sumiya) is by Katsuyuki Nishijima. Printed in 1994, Restaurant Sumiya in Shimabara is a fine example of "Ageya" (luxurious restaurant) style architecture, which was built more than 250 years ago in Japan. It was designated a National Cultural Treasure in 1952 by the Japanese government. Hand-signed in pencil, titled, and numbered by the artist on the bottom margin. Excellent shading, bold colors, and strong ink bleed through.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 17 and 1/4 inches wide and 12 and 1/2 inches tall (43.5 x 31.5 cm)
Image size: 14 and 7/8 inches wide and 10 and 1/8 inches tall (38 x 25.5 cm)
Sheet number: 347/500
Date: Printed in 1994
Signed: Hand-signed "K. Nishijima" on the bottom margin
Condition: Excellent condition. A faint ink smudge on the lower left margin corner, which will be matted out.


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