Kawano Kaoru

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Posted by Kristin on July 06, 2002 at 10:00:33:


I have a question for ANYONE out there with some knowledge of Kawano. My stepmother is interested in getting rid of some particular prints she has. She picked them all up in Japan, in the early 1960. I know she has 3, red artist seal, original Kawanos, but she is insisting that she also has 2 more. Now, my question: Afer doing some research, in order to help her sell these, it seems to me that Kawano mainly did children prints. The other two are of a Buddha type person, maybe a Geisha, or something of that nature. (Sorry, I am not familiar). They are both in neutral colors, (browns, black and white), one is a full frontal face view who appears to be wearing a crown, and the other is another person in a side view with a white bird in the lower right side of the picture. These also have the red stamp on them, but my recollection of these prints is that they don't say Kawano. Now, she is saying they do, but then again, I doubt she was looking at them when I asked her, as she keeps them in storage. Also, she seems to think they have the title of "Buddha and the Crown of Flowers" and "Buddha and the Bird". Now, I took photos of them last time I was home, (I live in Germany) but my pics didn't turn out perfect, (flash hotspot in the middle of pic). SOOOO,,,,my question for any knowledgable person out there is this: Did Kawano ALSO do these types of woodblock prints? I absolutely can not find a reference to these prints online. I have searched high and low and am at a loss as to what to expect in a sale. Any information regarding where I can find any info would be very appreciated. Thanks,

PS,,these things are large and I do have digital pics.

Email: KristinT@T-online.de

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