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Sacred Lake

Sacred Lake 丹頂
by Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965)

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Artist: Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965) 河野薫
Title: Sacred Lake 丹頂
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1950 (in the decade of)
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 32277
Notes (1st edition)?This scene is based on the larger double-oban-sized limited edition version.
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Japanese Woodblock Print, Standing Crane, K Kawano Japanese woodblock print of a crane standing on one leg above green lily pads. The print is 16 ¾ x 11 inches overall, and the image is 14 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches. To the left of the leg is what I believe the artist’s seal. The pencil signature “Kaoru Kawano” is in the print just below the leg. Condition: Excellent. Good crisp printing on heavy woven paper. This print may not show well in the scan of the photo. The red dot is the top of the head, the slender white triangle extending to the right is the bill; the white arc is the neck (shadowed in black); the grey egg shape is the body, and the straight white line the leg. Kaoru Kawano lived from 1916 to 1965. I would guess this print is from the late 1950’s or early 1960’s.

Artist Bio: Kaoru Kawano was a very popular artist for his distinctively styled depictions of figures, especially children. He uses the wood grain patterns to lender the textures and the mood to the works.

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