Natori SHUNSEN -- "Black Cat Sitting" #75/250

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Artist Natori SHUNSEN
(1886-1960)
Title "Black Cat Sitting"
(given name)
Date ca1950
Limited Edition, #75/250
Provenance A recent Tokyo find.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "7mm-seal," unususal red "Shunsen" seal.
Image Size 9 3/4 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine.
Bold "sosaku hanga" style carving; soft "bokashi" shading to background; with shimmering silver "mica" surround.
Condition Excellent.
Excellent colors.

Clean front and verso.
(No flaws--no prior mounts.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A delighful print--one of Shunsen's few non-actor prints. Verso-numbered in Japanese: "Limited printing #75/250 prints."
"Sosaku" prints by Shunsen appear to be undocumented. Rarely seen. (Stock photos.)
Item # GG-045-B
Price $465