Artwork Details for Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) "Evening Sky at Suwa Shrine"

Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - Evening Sky at Suwa Shrine

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Evening Sky at Suwa Shrine
by Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪

Artist:Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪
Title:Evening Sky at Suwa Shrine
Date:1932 (this artwork: First/Early edition)
Publisher:Watanabe - 渡辺
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, 26 x 39cm (sheet size)
Condition:Basically fine. A tiny paper thin in the upper left margin. Perhaps a touch of margin trimming(?). Verso clean.
Price:$480 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $30)
Artwork Code:11216-Kasamatsu_Shiro
Notes:In the left margin is the title and date. Kasamatsu red seal and black signature at bottom right of image. Watanabe 6mm seal in the lower left corner, making this a pre-1957 edition.
Artist Biography:
Shiro Kasamatsu ranks among the top ten Shin Hanga artists. He was born in 1896 and given the name Shiro (though with different kanji characters to those used on his prints). Kasamatsu studied Japanese-style paintings with Kaburagi Kiyochika, whose encouragement led Kasamatsu to begin designing woodblock prints for Watanabe in 1919. He published many prints with Watanabe in the 1930s and subsequently published many more with Unsodo from 1952 to 1959. In the 1960s he finished his affiliations with publishers and began self-carving and self-printing woodblock prints in the Sosaku Hanga style.
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