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Notes (1st edition)Artist: Shiro Kasamatsu Title: Pagoda in Rain at Dusk, Yanaka Medium: Original Japanese Woodblock Print Edition: S. Watanabe Seal Date: 1932 Publisher: Watanabe Reference No: Watanabe 1936 catalog; K-2 Size: 15 -1/2 x 10 -1/4 " Notes: stated production of a pre-war edition: "Blocks about 20; Edition 200".
Publisher (this edition): Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Watanabe Shozaburo Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe
Date of this item: 1930s 1930s 1930s 1945-57 1945-57 1945-57 1945-57
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Artist: Shiro Kasamatsu
Title: Pagoda in Rain at Dusk, Yanaka
Medium: Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Edition: S. Watanabe Seal
Date: 1932
Publisher: Watanabe
Reference No: Watanabe 1936 catalog; K-2
Size: 15 -1/2 x 10 -1/4 "
Condition: Very fine.

Notes: Still tipped to the original folder with gallery label; stated production: "Blocks about 20; Edition 200". Properly stored and never displayed.
SHIRO KASAMATSU PAGODA IN RAIN A GENUINE JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT. TITLED AND DATED SHOWA 7 (1932)IN THE left MARGIN SIGNED AND SEALED BY THE ARTISTINTHE IMAGE. PUBLISHED BY WATANABE D SEAL IN THE RIGHT MARGIN.THIS PRINT IS AN EARLY EDITION AND A LIFE TIME EDITION. IMAGE SIZE APRX: 10.25"x15.5".IN VERY GOOD COLOR AND GOOD CONDITION, NO TAPE FOXING.

Friday, 18 November 2005

Title Pagoda in Evening Rain
Provenance: Robert O. Muller Estate
Artist Shiro Kasamatsu 1898-1992
Signature Shiro
Seal artist's seal
Dated 1932
Publisher Watanabe
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent first edition, baren works to simulate falling rain in the background.
Colors excellent - very good
Condition excellent - very good upper margin slightly wavy, a piece of brown paper sticker on the lower back, pencil markings on the upper margin, a needle size hole on the upper left margin corner.
Description A pagoda is seen from Yanaka in Tokyo on a rainy day.
Note Provenance: Robert O. Muller Collection - "Made in Japan" stamped on verso, Watanabe copyright seal-D (1931-41).
Format Oban tate-e
Width 10.4 inches = 26.5 cm
Height 15.0 inches = 38.0 cm
Thursday, 27 April 2006

This is a Japanese woodblock by print artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1896-1991) and published by Watanabe in 1932. This is an early edition. The print is 15 1/2" x 10 ", title of this print is Rain at Yanaka, Tokyo . This print is also known as Evening Rain, Yanaka Pagoda. It has a Watanabe 'C' seal in the lower right margin, and the artists signature and seal in the lower right corner of the image. The top margin has a deckled edge, toning on the back. Colors are strong. The Watanbe C seal was used from 1929-1942.
This is a beautiful early woodcut print by Shiro Kasamatsu. It is signed and has the 6mm Watanabe seal in the corner. It is approx. 16 x 11 inches and in great condition with minor toning.

Title Pagoda in Evening Rain (Early Printing)
Artist Shiro Kasamatsu 1898-1992
Signature Shiro
Seal artist's seal
Dated 1932
Period 20th Century
Publisher Watanabe
Impression excellent (early edition, printed ca. 1950s) sujizuri (a printing technique which leaves traces of baren edges) to simulate falling rain in the background
Colors excellent
Condition very good
Rating 2 = very good
Description A pagoda is seen from Yanaka in Tokyo in a rainy day.
Note Watanabe 6mm round seal
Format Oban tate-e
Width 10.2 inches = 26.0 cm
Height 15.4 inches = 39.0 cm
Literature Grund, Andreas, "Shiro Kasamatsu - The Complete Woodblock Prints", Tokyo, privately published, 2001, - pg. 1 W-8
Saturday, 16 July 2005

Title Pagoda in Evening Rain
Artist Shiro Kasamatsu 1898-1992
Signature Shiro
Seal artist's seal
Dated 1937
Publisher Watanabe
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent - very good (early post-war printing)
Colors excellent - very good
Condition excellent - very good
Description Pagoda in Evening Rain at Yasaka.
Note Watanabe 6mm round copyright seal
Format Oban tate-e
Width 10.3 inches = 26.2 cm
Height 15.3 inches = 38.8 cm
Literature Grund, Andreas, "Shiro Kasamatsu - The Complete Woodblock Prints", Tokyo, privately published, 2001, - pg.1, w-8
Kasamatsu Shiro (1894-1991) oban tate-e (10 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches) color woodblock print Titled "Rainy Evening at the Yanaka Pagoda" Signed and sealed lower right, "Kasamatsu". Original publication date in left margin (1932). Published by Shozaburo Watanabe (6-mm seal in the lower left corner). This print would be cicra 1950. (limited edion of 200?) Conditon. Very Good. Some very slight toning but good vibrant color. Deckled edge on top of paper

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