Kasamatsu Shiro: Tidal Hour--Shiodoki 潮時 School of Fish (SOLD)

  • Sold.

Artist: Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991)
Title: Tidal Hour--Shiodoki 潮時 School of Fish
Date: 1964

A tight school of beautifully patterned fish fills the frame, giving us a vivid underwater view of their choreographed movement. Between 1955 and 1965 Kasamatsu produced about 80 self-carved and self-printed designs, as here. This followed a collaboration with the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo between 1919 and the late 1940s. Numbered bottom right “C 64/100”. 

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some very light toning to margins and a very faint mat line, barely visible.
Dimensions: 42.4 x 28.4 cm
Publisher: Self-printed
Signature: Shiro Kasamatsu. Titled in ink at bottom, and numbered C 64/100 in pencil at lower right