Saitō Kiyoshi: Maiko Kyoto
Artist: Kiyoshi Saito
Title: Maiko Kyoto
Date: ca. 1960s
Portrait of a young geisha, shown seated from behind with her powdered white neck exposed and her obi showcasing the enhanced natural pattern of the woodgrain. Saito has captured the pose perfectly, although rendered in his minimal and mingei-like style.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Tape remains along all edges, verso.
Dimensions: 43.5 x 29.5 cm
Seal: artist’s seal “Kiyoshi” in red
Signature: Kiyoshi Saito (in black)