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Woman reading a book (untitled)

The actors Bandō Hikosaburō V as Ukiyo Tohai, Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Nozarashi Gosuke and Ichikawa Danzō VI as Rokuji Namuemon

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Woman reading a book (untitled)

by Sasajima Kihei, c. 1955

Sasajima Kihei (1906-1993)

IHL Cat. #1701

About This Print

A woman reads a book or magazine in this small monochrome print by the artist.  It may be from a portfolio (possibly multiple portfolios) of small prints created by Sasajima in 1955 titled Sasajima Kihei Print Collection 笹島喜平版画集.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1701
 Title or Description Woman reading a book (untitled)
 Sasajima Kihei (1906-1993)
 K. Sasajima
 Seal of the Artist
笹 (artist's "sasa" seal)
 Publication Date
 c. 1955
 the artist or 一塵社版画研究所 [Ichijin Company Woodblock Research Institute]?
 Carver self-carved
 Printer likely self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent 
 Genre sosaku hanga
 H x W Paper 4 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (11 x 9 cm)
 H x W Image 3 15/16 x 3 1/8 in. (10 x 7.9 cm)
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