Kawano -- "Girl with a Red Mask"

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Artist KAWANO, Kaoru (1916-65)
Title "Girl with a Red Mask"
(given name)
Date Likely 1950's
(pencil-signed by artist).
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer Pencil-signed in image (lower left) by artist, red "Kawano seal."
Image Size 10 1/8 x 14 3/4 (plus margins)
(on heavy, hand-made paper)
Impression Very Fine. Bold, fresh colors. Black lacquer highlights over-printed onto mask, hands, and background pattern. Nicely visible woodgrain-highlighted pattern to girl's hair--set against a striking, jet-black background.
Condition Very Good++. Generally clean front margins (faint mat-line). (Faint stain left edge girl's hair. Verso has some scattered glue staining and light to moderate toning.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Charming image.
Item # BG-442
Price $195 (Sold/VM)