WADA -- "Fortune Teller" (#2)

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Artist Sanzo WADA (1883-1968)
Title "Fortune Teller" ("**")
Date ca1938-43
Provenance From a collection of consigned prints purchased in Japan early 1950's. (Note original "presentation folder" and attached "A Fortune Teller" sticker.)
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
(plus margins)
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.
Still top-tipped into original "Presentation Folder."
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments An interestingly 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 # GG-005
Price $295 (Sold/CF)