Obata: Cat in a Japanese Garden
Artist: Chiura Obata (1885-1975)
Title: A kitty dozes beneath a flowering tree in a Japanese garden
Date: c. mid 20th C
A kitty dozes beneath a flowering tree in a beautiful Japanese garden. Most likely a trial proof for a print that was later titled “Early Summer Breeze at Shiho En.” Although most of Obata's prints are scenes of California, this is a Japanese style garden with what looks to be a Japanese cottage in the distance, so perhaps the setting is indeed Japan.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Signature: Chiura Obata