Wada SANZO Gallery

"B. Hyogo prefecture. Studied at school of Hakubakai with Kuroda Seiki. Grad. 1904 from Western-style painting division of Tokyo School of Fine Arts. Studied in Europe 1907-1915; traveled to India and Burma. Friendly with Yamamoto Kanae while in France. Exhibited paintings at Bunten and with Hakubakai; judge of Bunten and Teiten. Appointed member of Imperial Fine Art Academy in 1927. Taught at Tokyo School of Fine Arts from 1932. Organized the color Standard Institute of Japan. Series of prints on occupations of Showa started in September 1938; interrupted by war shortages in 1943 after completion of 48; made 24 more 1954-1958. Published by artist or Kyoto Hanga-in." --'Guide to Modern Japanese Prints: 1900-1975' by H. Merritt and N. Yamada

99cyat.jpg - 3506 Bytes Wada SANZO (1883-1967). Shichifukujin: Bishamonten; Jurojin; Hotei (three of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune); oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Artist's seal in LL image; publisher's ("Kyoto Hanga-in) and printer''s ("Ono") seals in LL margin; ca.1950. Condition: good; slightly toned overall; moderate toning of left margin; full margins. SOLD. (#99CYa)
99cybt.jpg - 3616 Bytes Wada SANZO (1883-1967). Shichifukujin: Benzaiten (Benten); Daikoku; Ebisu; Fukurokuju (four of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune); oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Artist's seal in LR image; publisher's ("Kyoto Hanga-in) and printer''s ("Ono") seals in LL margin; ca.1950. Condition: good; slightly toned overall; moderate toning of left margin; full margins. SOLD. (#99CYb)
a0evt.jpg - 4079 Bytes Wada SANZO (1883-1967). Funayado (Inn for sailors); from the series "Occupations of Showa Japan in Pictures"; oban yoko-e (10" x 14"). Signed "Sanzo" with Sanzo seal in LL image. Seal across bottom on left reads "PRINTED by KYOTO-HANGA-IN 1950". Condition: good; tape across back of top margin; moderate toning of margins; image untoned; full margins. $125. (#A0EV)
a0ewt.jpg - 3362 Bytes Wada SANZO (1883-1967). Nouka (Farm Family); from the series "Occupations of Showa Japan in Pictures"; oban yoko-e (10" x 14"). Signed "Sanzo" with Sanzo seal in LR image; published ca. early 1950s by Kyoto Hanga-In. Publisher's ("Kyoto Hanga-In") and printer's ("Ono") seals in lower right margin). Condition: good; moderate toning of especially the upper & right margins; full margins. SOLD. (#A0EW)
a0fft.jpg - 3149 Bytes Wada SANZO (1883-1967). Kamishibai (Picture Story Show); from the series "Occupations of Showa Japan in Pictures"; oban yoko-e (ca. 10" x 14"). Signed "Sanzo" with Sanzo seal in UL image; published ca. early 1950s by Kyoto Hanga-In. Publisher's ("Kyoto Hanga-In") and printer's ("Choda") seals in lower right margin). Condition: very good; very slight toning throughout; faint water stain (1" x 2") near UL margin that could be covered with a matte; full margins. $115. (#A0FF)
a0ftt.jpg - 3062 Bytes Wada SANZO (1883-1967). Fortune Teller; from the series "Occupations of Showa Japan in Pictures"; oban yoko-e (10" x 14"). Signed "Sanzo" with Sanzo seal in LR image; published ca. 1952 by Kyoto Hanga-In. Publisher's ("Kyoto Hanga-In") in lower right margin. Condition: good to very good; very slight toning throughout; full margins. $150. (#A0FT)

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