A Huge Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Kaoru Kawano Sagimusume Covered Geisha1 1960s
This is a HUGE very beautiful, colorful and rare original Japanese woodblock print “Sagimusume” Covered girl signed by the Famous Taisho/Showa Shin Hanga woodblock print master Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965) made in Showa Era. This is an ORIGINAL woodblock print about 70 years old. This original woodblock print is one of the core collections of a large number of Asian arts and Japanese woodblock prints collections in my family that we are gradually selling them. Kawano is a famous woodblock master in the Taisho/Showa Era. He is as famous as Kawase Hasui and Hiroshi Yoshida. They opened a new Era of Ukiyoe and formed the core of Shin-Hanga. Kawano’s work is highly searched for by collectors all over the world. The woodblock print size is 12 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches, which is MUCH LARGER than the traditional Shin Hanga woodblock prints. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. The artist’s chop stamp is at the lower right corner of the print. The publisher’s chop mark is at the lower left corner in the back of the print. In the bottom border, there are title of this ORIGINAL woodblock print “Sagimusume”, “Covered Geisha” and artist name Kaoru Kawano. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. This original woodblock print is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and strong ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the original Japanese mulberry paper. All four borders are intact. Except for a little wrinkle in the lower left corner of the border, which does not affect the images, this original woodblock print is in excellent condition. It is hard to find an original woodblock print signed by Taisho/Showa Shin Hanga woodblock print master Kawano in the public nowadays. This woodblock print is an incredible piece for collecting. Shipping is $16 dollars anywhere in US via USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking. International shipping charges are US$28 through airmail WITHOUT insurance, buyers will have to assume all the risks during the mailing. We do combined shipping. If more than one item is purchased at the same time, the highest shipping cost will be charged. THIS IS A HUGE ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER KAORU KAWANO MADE IN 1960S. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.