Kawano Kaoru: Sacred Crane C - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Kawano Kaoru

Title: Sacred Crane C

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Source: Japanese Art Open Database
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Description: Very nicely done woodblock from noted Japanese artist Kaoru Kawano, (1916-1965). Great image of cranes in embrace, and use of plywood wood grain surface for the background, with wonderful texture, color, shape, and balance to complete the image. Nicely signed in pencil below seal mark in bottom left corner, as shown. Stamped on back, bottom right corner is: Made In Japan, next to the artist's name printed in blue ink, as shown. Entire print measures 11 1/4" x 17", with the image area measuring 9 1/4" x 15". Very Good condition with slight toning and yellowing on margin from age. There is also a glue residue line that is present around the entire face of the margin. This was probably caused by the print being matted and lightly glued face down at one time. At no time does this glue residue line extent into the image area, and will not be seen if this is matted in the future.

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