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Young Girl (Shell)

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Young Girl (Shell) 少女(貝殻)
by Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965)

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Artist: Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965) 河野薫
Title: Young Girl (Shell) 少女(貝殻)
Series: 
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: 33901
Notes (1st edition)?The double-oban version was published in 1958, and is a mirror-image of this scene. The Japanese title is "Young Girl (Shell)" but the English title is just "Shell".
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:

Original blockprint by listed Japanese artist Kaoru Kawano (b. 1916 Otaru Hokkaido). GIRL / SHELL, circa 1960. Signed with the red Kawano seal in the lower right corner, the work is not signed in pencil, thus is from the unlimited edition. The print has been trimmed,but retains the black publisher's seal in the margin, verso (see image). Condition: Excellent color and very clean. Loosely taped with masking tape verso to mat along top margin, and trimmed, with the following margin sizes: Top, 3/8 inch; Sides, 3/8 inch; and Bottom, 5/8 inch. Unframed, the matted print will be shipped with archival quality mylar to protect the image. Image size is about 10 1/8 x 14 3/8 inches.

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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