Kiyoshi Saito: White Horse in Paddock (Sold)

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Artist: Saitō Kiyoshi (1907-1997)
Title: White Horse in Paddock with Woman Doing Washing
Date: ca. 1960s

A white horse nibbles contentedly on some straw in its paddock in what seems to be a back alley of a village. A woman crouches at right to do her washing in this scene of peaceful daily life. There are two signs posted; one is a reminder to be careful with fire and the one on the left offers felicitous spring greetings With the simplified forms and rich, deep textures that Saito’s woodblocks are celebrated for. In the US, Saito is perhaps the most popular and collected sosaku-hanga artist of the mid 20th century. The charm and folksy, rustic feeling of Saito work overlays a sophisticated mastery of design and technique.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. With some very minor taper remnants.
Dimensions: 29.3 x 43.1 cm
Publisher: Self-published
Seal: artist’s seal “Kiyoshi” in red
Signature: Kiyoshi Saito (in black)