Vintage Mid Century Japanese Woodblock Print by Sasaki Takatsuna


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Title: Sasaki Takatsuma mounted on Surusumi
Artist Hasegawa Sadanobu III (1881-1963)
Seal Kanji signed
Date Originally published after 1940, likely 1970-1980 edition
Publisher Sealed Uchida, Kyoto
Genre Shin Hanga (New Style)
Format Oban tate-e (portrait orientation)
Print Image Size: 15.8" x 10.6"
Paper Mulberry: 17.5" x 12.2" irregular cut paper

The print is in good condition with vibrant colors, solid registry lines, and full margins; no sun or water damage noted; no creases, cuts, or holes; there is evidence of it being mounted as there is tape residue on the reverse left margin near the top and bottom and bottom margin center; framers' pencil notation on reverse top right margin and a single imperfect at the front left quadrant about 3/4" from the margin that appears on the reverse as well. Over all, the prints is in surprising good condition consider it was printed at least 40 years ago and hung until our son left for college in 2000. The first two pictures were taken by camera of its front and reverse sides. The remaining pictures are computer scans at 400 dpi. This print was removed along with its matting to be reframed; however, we never got around to doing so. It was placed with its original yellow acid free matting in a protective binder of our collected woodblock prints for the past 15 years or more. We have run out of wall space and now we wish to find a good home for it as it was not among the items that our children and their families choose for themselves. Will answer all questions promptly. Will ship well packaged and delivered either by USPS first class or priority mail as selected by the buyer.

Born in Osaka, Sadanobu Hasegawa III (1881-1963) followed his father and grandfather as printmakers. Most of the woodblock prints by Hasegawa III were made after World War II. and brought Japanese printmaking to the 20th century. While following traditions of hand-carved blocks, he occasionally added modern features like embossing and using metal pigments. His style was a combination of okiyo-e traditions with modern views. His subjects included kabuki and bunraku puppet theater, beautiful Kyoto girls, as well as events from Japan’s history. Most of his work were commissioned by Uchida for the foreign market. The Ucida Art Co, Ltd description of the subject of the woodblock would be shipped with the print.

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