Seller: dogstar_rising (643) 100%, Location: Astoria, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 264306164361 Authentic, Antique, Woodblock Print—Kawanabe Kyosai Ragaku KYOSAI RAKUGA: KYOSAI’S DRAWING FOR PLEASURE STILL LIFE WITH A BASKET OF CATFISH One of the world’s most sought after and beloved artists. Rare! Artist:Kawanabe KyosaiPublished: Tokyo 1881, Takeda Antique SURIMONO KYOSAI KAWANABE 河鍋暁斎 Japanese Woodblock Print Ukiyoe Nishikie Very crisp, clean example from the FIRST & ONLY EDITION. Signed in the block. In addition, there is a unique seal imprinted with the artist’s signature. A charming and delicate work, woodblock printed on hand made, super-thin mulberry paper. Each “printed painting” covers two pages with a center fold, and is signed in the block by the artist. The RAKUGA is one of Kyosai’s finest works in book form, and also one of the rarest. This is a very clean, single bookplate from a unique, exceptionally conceived, charming and often humorous work. Expertly drawn and roughly printed with variations of bold lines and splashes of soft pastel colors. THIS IS ART OF THE HIGHEST SOPHISTICATION FROM ONE OF JAPAN’S MOST FAMOUS AND BELOVED ARTISTS. As is said elsewhere—art such as this reminds us to live right, fare, desiring to see all the abundance that surrounds us while cherishing it. Every household should have at least one genuine Kyosai—as a reminder of the revelation that is the world around us. “A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company, by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.”—Charles Baudelaire But whatever... This is one of Kyosai’s more obscure works from perhaps one of his last books. Kyosai has been widely collected by world museums and especially appreciated in Japan, where there is a museum devoted to him exclusively. OVER 135 YEARS OLD. THIS IS A GUARANTEED, ANTIQUE, AUTHENTIC WOODBLOCK PRINT BY KAWANABE KYOSAI. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OFFERED Please be sure to click on “see other items” to discover the many rare and wonderful Japanese woodblock prints I am offering at an exceptionally reasonable price.