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Kakunen Tsuruoka


Carmel Highland at Twilight
(Tasogare no kaameru hairando)

signed in kanji at lower right, Kakunen, with artist's square seal, Kaku, with artist's copyright seal on the right margin, Hanken shoyu Tsuruoka Tokutaro, the title printed along the left margin followed by the date, Tasogare no kaameru hairando, sen-kyuhyaku-sanjuhachi-nen juichi-gatsu (1938, November), signed and dated along the bottom margin in pencil, TSURUOKA KAKUNEN 1938, with artist's oval family seal Tsuruoka, numbered at the left corner, 79/100, 1938

oban tate-e 15 3/8 by 10 3/8 in., 38.9 by 26.3 cm

The subject of this print is the meditation hut belonging to the artist's most beloved patron, the heiress Mrs. Juliet Ector Orr Munsell (1865-1948). Were it not for the title (in Japanese) identifying the location in California, the composition could be easily mistaken for a classic shin-hanga depiction of a Japanese landscape.

From the Collection of the Tsuruoka Family
(inv. no. C-1768)

price: Sold


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