Urushibara -- "Shiba"

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Artist Mokuchu (Yoshijiro) URUSHIBARA (1888-1953)
Title "Shiba"
(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 7/8 x 13 1/4
(plus margins)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to clouds; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso. (Light toning; few scattered marks; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Abstract cityscape--printed in soft colors. Urushibara left Japan 1908, living in England and France until 1934--carving and printing his own designs.
A rarely seen print.
Item # BK-93
Price $265 (Sold/GG)