WADA -- "Fortune Teller"

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Artist Sanzo WADA (1883-1968)
Title "Fortune Teller"
Date ca1938-43
Provenance From a 6-print collection purchased in Japan early 1950's. (Note old 5-digit Kyoto telephone number on "publisher's label/packaging" retained with print set.)
Series "Sketches of Occupations in Showa Era"
("Showa Shokugyo E-zukushi")
Publisher Kyoto Hanga-in
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 10 1/2 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to kimonos and backbround; "gauffrage" (embossing) to people and stone lantern; black lacquer highlights; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Found still in original "Presentation Folder." (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments An interesting illuminated scene of a fortune teller with two customers. From a 48 print series 1938-43 (plus 24 scenes done 1954-58)--all depicting traditional Showa-era occupations.
Item # DG-898
Price $265 (Sold/LV)