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Candle Light

Candle Light
by Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965)

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Artist: Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965) 河野薫
Title: Candle Light
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 33415
Notes (1st edition)?
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:

"Candle Light" - An original pencil signed color woodblock print by Japanese artist Kaoru Kawano (1916-1955) depicting a young girl holding a candle.

It measures 16 3/4" x 11" (sheet) / 15" x 9.25" (plate)

The work is executed on Japanese kozo paper with characteristic top and bottom deckled edges. It is signed in English within the image at the lower left and there is an adjacent "Kaoru" Japanese stamp. The title and inscribed number "15 Candle light" appears in pencil on the back lower edge. It is unmatted and unframed. No Kawano seal on back!

Good unretouched original estate condition, very good, bold colors against a moderately lightstruck outline from a previous mat just outside image (visible in detail photos). No creases in the image. No tears, just typical kozo/deckled edge fraying to outside edges. It has not been laid down. There is a very, very light crease which extend from the top edge to the image but which do not go into image (visible in detail photo). One or two isolated spots of foxing in the lower margin (see detail photo). Two small and light mounting hinge remnants on the back top edge. Ready to matted and enjoyed or submitted to a paper conservator for freshening.

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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