Kiyoshi KOBAYAKAWA -- "The Kiss"

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Artist Kiyoshi KOBAYAKAWA
Title "The Kiss"
(given name)
Date 1929-30
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a knowledgable Japanese print dealer.
Series na
Publisher Likely self-published
(as were 7 of Kiyoshi's 1930-31 prints)
Seal, Carver/Printer (self-published)
Image Size 8 3/4 x 11
Impression Fine.
Boldly printed in "semi-sosaku hanga" style.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
(Few scattered marks; bumped lower/right corner; light toning.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Between 1930 and 1934 Kiyoshi is known to have designed 13 prints, seven of which were self-published--including his famous "Tipsy" mogu-hanga image. Twelve of Kiyoshi's prints were shown at the 1936 "Toledo Exhibition." These 3 uncatalogued designs have been authenticated by a well-respected Tokyo print dealer and by Tokyo's Sakai Museum.
Rarely seen.
Item # OC-02
Price $650 (Sold/YB)