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A Rare Woodblock Print by Kyoshi Saito–“Tenderness"
March 2014 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This is a superb Japanese woodblock print by Kyoshi Saito; depicting a partial lady with hands in mudra, entitled "Tenderness". It is numbered 3/80 and dated 1959, is signed and with seal, and bears the original label "self carved self printed" on verso.

Saito did very few of these somewhat abstract two dimensional prints. The print is very lightly toned and has some slight wrinkling – not examined out of the frame...