Artwork Details for Watanabe Sadao (1913-1996) "Peter Cut Ear of Soldier"

Watanabe Sadao (1913-1996) - Peter Cut Ear of Soldier

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Peter Cut Ear of Soldier
by Watanabe Sadao (1913-1996) - 渡辺禎雄

Artist:Watanabe Sadao (1913-1996) - 渡辺禎雄
Title:Peter Cut Ear of Soldier
Format:Double Oban - 特大版, 22.5 x 26 inches (sheet size)
Condition:Fine condition. No tears, folds or stains.
Price:$780 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $35)
Artwork Code:11154-Watanabe_Sadao
Notes:St. Peter cutting the ear of a Roman Soldier as Christ is being taken away. This is a rare print, being one of Watanabe's earlier works (1963), and is one of the earliest strikes at edition 2 of 50. Stencil on hand-crumpled "momigami" paper. Artist signature, date, and edition number at lower right.
There is an old Yosiedo sticker on the reverse top right of the print which also gives the title of the print "Peter Cut Ear of Soldier". Previous owner states that the print has never been framed, thus what appears to be toning in the margins is probably a brown wash that the artist added to highlight the image area. The wash is quite uneven and does not form straight edges as matte toning normally would.
This print will be shipped fully insured and carefully rolled in a large sturdy tube.
See references: (1) "Biblical Prints by Sadao Watanabe", by Sadao Watanabe and Masao Takenaka, Shinkyo Shuppansha, 1986, and
(2) "Printing the Word: the art of Sadao Watanabe" by Anne H. Pyle, American Bible Society, 2000.
Artist Biography:
1941年芹沢銈介氏に師事、型染め版画に取り組む   日本キリスト教功労賞
Search:Watanabe Sadao (1913-1996) (See more prints by this artist)

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