Saitō Kiyoshi: Maiko Kyoto (2) (Sold)

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Artist: Kiyoshi Saito
Title: Maiko Kyoto (2)
Date: ca. 1960s

Seated Maiko (apprentice geisha from Kyoto) depicted from the side above; her black head with white face and long neck looks small in a large circle of her black kimono with brown collar and seams; her obi has the pattern of the wood grain and a three petal flower crest at the bottom. Saito was a master at using the texture of the wood as an important design element in itself.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Tape remnants along edge, verso.
Dimensions: 43.5 x 29.5 cm
Publisher: Self-published
Seal: artist’s seal “Kiyoshi” in red
Signature: Kiyoshi Saito (in silver)