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Yoshisuke Funasaka

b. 1939

Lemon No. 96

self-carved, self-printed: numbered, signed and dated in pencil on the bottom margin, 9/13, Y.Funasaka, 1967, with 'sosaku hanga' paper label from the Yoseido Gallery attached on verso identifying the artist and title, and artist's edition stamp on verso with the title, date and dimensions in blue ink: No. 96, 1967, 40 x 53 cm, Lemon, 1967

23 7/8 by 19 1/8 in., 60.5 by 48.5 cm

Frances Blakemore included Funasaka in her seminal round-up of contemporary Japanese print artists, Who's Who in Modern Japanese Prints (1975) with a quote from the artist on why he features lemons in his work: "I like the taste, I like the smell, I like the color--it represents freshness."

Provenance: The Tsuruoka Family Collection (artist Kakunen Tsuruoka, 1892-1977)

price: $ 900


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