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Two cats playing

Two cats playing
by Shunsen Natori (1886-1960)

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Artist: Shunsen Natori (1886-1960) 名取春仙
Title: Two cats playing
Series: 
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe Shozaburo 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Watanabe Shozaburo 渡辺
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 39143
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:

Monday, 10 April 2006

NATORI SHUNSEN
Kittens Playing

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Date: 1950, rare red Shunsen seal, numbered 84/250 FIRST EDITION with limited edition seal on the verso (see scan below), 7mm Watanabe publisher seal at lower left corner
Size: approx. 10.5" x 15.5"
Condition: Fine, no flaws, never framed, uncirculated condition
Impression: Fine, crisp contour lines and exact registration, nice texture
Color: Fine, nice woodgrain background reminiscent of Kiyoshi Saito's prints; deep saturated color and ink bleed through to verso (see scans)
Documentation: To the best of my knowledge Natori Shunsen's sosaku hanga prints of animals are completely undocumented.

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