Okuyama - The volcano Asama
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Okuyama Gihachirô (1907-1981)
Landscape around the volcano Asama with farmhouses in late autumn.
Title (written by hand at left margin): Asama sanroku no nôka (Farmhouse at the foot of Mount Asama)
Title (printed in the image at lower left): Nozawa-chô kara (seen from the village of Nozawa)
Signature: Gihachiro Okuyama (written by hand with a pencil), in the image: Gihachirô
Printer: Okuyama Gihachirô jizuri (self-printed), written by hand at left margin
Date: 1.1.1954 (in the image), this print dated by hand at margin: July 1964
Edition: No 20/49 (with a pencil)
Size: Oban, 36,5 x 24,3 cm
Very nice impression and colours. Paper a little bit darkened due to its age, a tiny bit stained in the sky and at margins, three weak creases at margins, at the back side of the left margin paper partly a little bit thinner. Otherwise throughout very good condition. Rare print, especially with the hand-written inscriptions, of a limited edition. Although he was quite productive, just a few works of art are known, made by this artist.
Lit.: Merritt/Yamada, p 120.