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- Uso (Bullfinch and Golden-ball tree) -

Shizuo Ashikaga


The beautiful woodblock print "Uso" (Bullfinch and golden-ball tree) is by Shizuo Ashikaga (1917-1991). Printed on "Uchida" watermarked paper. Artist's seal and publisher's seal on the lower left corner of the image. Publisher's copyright seal on the lower right margin. A lovely flower and bird image with a subtle background.

Shizuo Ashikaga was born in Ehime prefecture in 1917. He is a well-known woodblock artist who is famous for Kacho-e (classic Flowers and birds). Uchida (publisher) in Kyoto published them in the 1950s until they closed their business.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 11 and 7/8 x 17 and 1/4 inches (30 x 44 cm)
Image size: 10 and 5/8 x 15 and 3/4 inches (27 x 40 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Late 1900 (1980-1990)
Signed: Artist's seal on the lower left corner of the image.
Condition: Very good condition. Typical printer's smudge on the right margin and minor toning on the left paper edge which will be matted out. 


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