Natori SHUNSEN -- "Three Little Kittens" #38/250

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Artist Natori SHUNSEN
(1886-1960)
Title "Three Little Kittens"
(given name)
Date ca1950
Limited Edition, #38/250.
Provenance A recent Tokyo find.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "7mm-seal," unususal red "Shunsen" seal.
Image Size 9 7/8 x 14 5/8
Impression Very Fine.
Bold "sosaku hanga" style carving; soft "bokashi" shading to kitten's bodies; clearly visible "woodgrain" to background.
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 #38/250 prints."
"Sosaku" prints by Shunsen appear to be undocumented. Rarely seen.
Item # Available now as GG-048B (#38/250)

(GG-048 #83/250 Sold/SC)
Price $450