by Takeji Asano (1900 - 1999)
Takeji Asano - Born in Kyoto, Takeji Asano helped form the Kyoto Creative Print Society in 1929. While designing traditional shin-hanga landscape prints, he studied carving and printing, achieving a great technical skill in carving. After WWII, he created many woodblocks of scenery and famous sites in and around Kyoto in various seasons. His colorful sosaku hanga works, self-carved and self-printed, have a real graphic appeal, with bold line work, sweeping views, and handsome compositions. His woodblock prints are a great choice for the modern collector, and make attractive framed displays.
Comments - Handsome evening view of Wakanoura in Wakayama on a moonlit night. The full moon glows yellow in the sky, its light reflected on the shimmering water below, the temple shadowed in blue gray. A lovely subdued color palette in muted blues and grays. The first time we've offered this subject.
Publisher - Unsodo, with publisher's seal in left margin
Artist - Takeji Asano (1900 - 1999)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at left corners from previous mounting. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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