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Japanese Kappa-ban Print Yoshitoshi Mori Okeya Artisan

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Japanese Kappa-ban Print Yoshitoshi Mori Okeya Artisan
Early Japanese limited edition sosaku hanga “kappa-ban” (stencil print) by Yoshitoshi Mori (1898-1992) titled “Okeya” depicting two barrel makers at work. This image is from a 1973 series of prints featuring artisans. The series is illustrated in a 1985 exhibition catalogue titled “Mori Yoshitoshi Kappa-ban.” The print is pencil-signed “Y. Mori” at the lower right, with the artist’s red seal above. It is dated ’73 and numbered 66/70. The lower edge of the paper also contains the title and original purchase price of 50,000 yen. The paper measures 20 ¼”V x 13 5/8”H. This print is in very good overall condition. There is faint evidence at the edges where it had been previously matted. The paper is slightly wavy and two pieces of archival tape are on the back top edge. There are a few areas in the background where it looks like the black pigment might have faintly transferred during production. This image was purchased in Japan and is from a Scottsdale, Arizona collection.

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