Urushibara -- "Two Rabbits"

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Artist Mokuchu (Yoshijiro) URUSHIBARA (1888-1953)
Title "Two Rabbits"
(given name)
Date undated (ca1920/30's)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
Series na
Publisher "Pencil-signed" by artist
Seal, Carver/Printer Self-carved, self-printed
Image Size 9 5/8 x 12
(plus margins)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; visible "woodgrain" to background; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso. (Light toning; few scattered marks; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A cute black and white rabbit pair. Urushibara left Japan 1908, living in England and France until 1934--carving and printing his own designs.
A rarely seen print.
Item # BK-92
Price $250 (Sold/GG)