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Date of this item: 1971 1971 1971 1971
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Saito, Kiyoshi- Ox and Man- 2.jpg is:

This is a 15" x 10" original woodblock print by the Japanese Master printmaker Kiyoshi Saito, 1907-1992. This image is a view of a rice field, a native and oxen and houses in the background. Signed in pen lower left below the chop.

KIYOSHI SAITO (1907-1992), Ox and Man, Woodblock in colors, Signed twice lower left, once in Western letters and again with a red stamp in Japanese, Measurements are 11 x 17 inches, In very good original condition, Unframed. This is a great picture of a farmer plowing his fields. Kiyoshi work is well known and highly colleted.

Saito, Kiyoshi- Ox and Man- 1.jpg is:

Beautiful Kiyoshi Saito Woodblock Field Work

Beautiful woodblock print signed Kiyoshi Saito. Print area measures 10" by 15-1/4". Size with margins measures 11-1/2" by 17-1/4". I believe this woodblock is called Plowing the Field.. I removed this from the frame to photograph and will sell it without the frame. Woodblock is taped on the upper and lower margin with masking tape. It cuts in to about 1/4" of the margin. There is a tiny amount of creasing in the upper right hand corner of the margin but does not intrude into the woodblock. Good quality paper with the ink seeping through to the back side in places. Overall very good to excellent condition. Colors are solid, not faded.

OFFERED IN THIS UNRESERVED AUCTION, IS ONE OF SIX, KIYOSHI SAITO WOODBLOCK PRINTS, ALL SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, WITH MATCHING FRAMES, RECENTLY PURCHASED FROM A LOCAL ESTATE. EACH WOODBLOCK WAS FRAMED AND MATTED IN THE 1950'S AND,IS BEING SOLD WITH THE MID 20th CENTURY FRAME. I HAVE REMOVED EACH WOODBLOCK FROM THE FRAME, IN ORDER TO PHOTOGRAPH AND, CORRECTLY DESCRIBE. THIS WOODBLOCK, MEASURES APPROX. 10 3/16" BY 15 3/16"" WITH A PAPER SIZE OF 17 1/4"" BY 11 5/8". THE FRAME MEASUREMENT IS 15 1/4" BY 20 1/8". THE ARTIST'S SIGNATURE IS WRITTEN IN SCRIPT IN BLACK INK, LOWER LEFT, ALONG WITH THE STYLIZED RED BLOCK LOGO OF THE ARTIST, TYPICALLY FOUND ON SAITO'S WOODBLOCK PRINTS. THE IMAGE HAS SHARP, CRISP DETAIL WITH STRONG, BOLD COLORS, HAS NOT BEEN "LAID DOWN" AND, IS FREE OF TEARS OR CREASES. ON THE REVERSE SIDE, ALONG THE TOP EDGE, THE PAPER HAS RESIDUE FROM BEING ATTACHED TO THE MATTING WITH TAPE. THIS AREA MEASURES APPROX. 3/8" IN FROM THE EDGE OF THE PAPER AND IN NO WAY EFFECTS THE IMAGE QUALITY.
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