Clifton Karhu (American/Japanese, 1927-2007). Woodblock print on paper titled "Katsura Gardens" depicting a colorful landscape of rocks and ponds. Pencil signed along the lower right; titled along the center.
Provenance: The collection of Urban Couch, Minnesota; by descent from above to Dennis Morton, West Virginia.Height: 28 in x width: 24 in.
The sheet is heavily toned as shown in the listing image. The color is still bold and bright. Wear along the edges. There is a major tear to the lower right quadrant; please see the listing image. To the lower left quadrant, there is a tear, diameter approx. 1 1/2 in. Along the margins, there are several scattered areas with minor tears. Along the lower left margin, there is original paint residue. To the upper left corner, there is a folded crease. Possible acidic burn from the previous mat, given that the margins are slightly darker than the center. Along the verso, the paper is heavily toned and has foxing throughout. To the right of the verso, there is light brown discoloration. Light creases throughout. To the upper right margin, there is a 2 inches long tear. The original paint from the recto has been transmitted. No visible sign of restoration under UV light.
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