January - pine, from the series Fantasies on Japanese playing cards (set No.2)
1929 - 2009
Hanafuda Sô II
Place where the work was made
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
36.2 x 24.8 cm image; 39.2 x 26.8 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r.corner, pencil "Kiyo AWAZU". Not dated.
Signed l.centre., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Fu Kiyoshi sha [copied by (non) Kiyoshi]". [The artist has used a pun, his name translates as 'clean', adding the tern non, he is implying the term 'dirty, or filthy'].
Signed l.centre, in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Kiyosha sha [copied by Kinyoshi]". Not dated.
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1998