Watanabe Sadao: Nativity - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Watanabe Sadao

Title: Nativity

Date: 1961

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Nativity Artist: Sadao Watanabe Description: The recumbant Mary raises her hand to greet the three kings approaching with gifts in close knit group; Watanabe has exaggerated the length of her fingers to emphasize her gesture - a device used frequently by him. In this, and in the colorful, linear, expressive style, Watanabe's work reminds of early medieval book illuminations which also illustrated the old and new testament; these were an inspiration to the Artist, whose devout beliefs are so touchingly reflected in his Works. Issued: 1961 Medium: color stencil on hand crumpled Momigami paper Edition: 83/200 Condition: Excellent impression and color. Good condition. Slight tape remains to verso. 3/8 inch tear to bottom margin. 1/4 inch tear to top margin. Small areas of thinning paper to margin and some tiny spots of thinning within image. Image Size: 27 by 22 3/4 inches Framed Size: unframed Signed: Sadao Watanabe in white ink

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