WADA -- "Fortune Teller" (#4)

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Artist Sanzo WADA
Title "Fortune Teller"
Date 1939, "First Edition"
Series "Sketches of Occupations in Showa Era"
("Showa Shokugyo E-zukushi")
Publisher Nishinomiya Sho-in
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 10 1/2 x 14 1/2
(plus margins,
11 1/4 x 14 3/4 overall)
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to kimonos and backbround; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to people and stone lantern; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
(Absolutely flawless.)
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-295
Price $380 (Sold/CL/j52)