Japanese print titled "Fugu Chochin No. 12" (Puffer Fish Lantern No. 12) by artist Hiroto Norikane (born 1949), printed in 1980. The print depicts a woven tray of paper lanterns in a shape of fugu (puffer fish) with one lantern hanging above the tray. Elegant composition in Japanese taste, done in mezzotint and etching techniques, printed on thick laid paper. Signed by the artist in pencil and numbered 57/120, red seal past seal of the artist. In excellent condition, comes with acid fr ...click for details
Original woodblock print BLUE THICKET by Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979), unlimited edition, printed in 1974. Excellent crisp print in perfect condition, silver metallic highlights, listed as plate 318 in JOICHI HOSHI CATALOGUE OF ALL TREE WOODBLOCK PRINTS published by Kato Gallery in 1988. Red “tree” seal of the artist in lower right corner, signed by the artist in pencil (see detail). Image size 6 1/4x8 7/8 inches, paper size 8x10 1/4 inches. Superb image, all that Hoshi print shall be.
Original 1968 Japanese woodblock print by Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995) titled EAGLE OWL ("Mimizuku" in Japanese). Paper on the photographs came out with gray tinge, but it is actually of warm tone - Enlargement 2 is closest in color to what it is. Published by Yoshida Studio, signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right corner. The print is in excellent condition, finely detailed with intense bright colors, beautiful "bokashi" shading. Image size 14 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches, pape ...click for details