This is an AUTHENTIC, SIGNED (both pencil signed and re d sealed) wood block print from KAORU KAWANO. You are probably aware that Mr.
Kawano was a modern artist that lived from about 1916 to 1965. This piece is believed to date to the 1950s. Kawano is known for his wood block prints, many of which focus on children. This print is usually referred to as Girl with Mask (or Girl with Red Mask).Again, this piece is signed with the red mark in the bottom left hand corner and then also SIGNED IN PENCIL in the general area below the red mark. Our apologies that the pencil signature was a little hard to capture on the dark background in photos, but hopefully you can see it. This is a nice sized piece that is big enough to be impactful to your collection but small enough to not require a large area to display. As framed, the entire piece is approximately sized at 15.5" tall x 19.75" long x. Open, viewable area of the print not covered by the mat or frame is sized at 10" tall x 14.75" long.
We did not remove the print from the frame since is so nicely framed but presume the print size to be about 11" x 16". As framed, the picture weighs 3 pounds.The back contains a label from the framing shop of Max Hill Shop in the French Quarters in New Orleans. We inspected from outside the glass using a 10X magnifying loupe with no damage found on the print. T his piece is in wonderful pre-owned condition with no major signs of damage or excessive wear.
Print is still nice and vivid. There is only very minor wear to the frame and so the piece would be ready to hang as is.In summary, this is an eye-catching print that looks much newer than it approximate 60 years that is accented nicely. A flattering, organic feeling mat and frame combination. We just want to make sure these arrive safely to you. BOXES (sorry) as a physical location will be required for signature receipt. Visit our RetroSpect Yourself store for other distinctive choices. We frequently update our inventory, so we hope you choose to save and follow our storeand we hope you find whatever it is for which you are searching today. The item "KAORU KAWANO ORIGINAL Signed Red Sealed Girl with Mask Japanese Woodblock Print" is in sale since Friday, October 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Prints, Paintings & Posters".
The seller is "got2retrospectyourself" and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.