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Japanese Woodblock Prints

Jonah and the Whale


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Artist: Watanabe, Sadao (1913 – 1996)

Circa: 1969

Size: 14.75 x 11.75 inches framed

Condition: Good Condition, very strong colors, very slight foxing upper left




Description: Sadao Watanabe was born and grew up in Tokyo. He was a Japanese printmaker in the 20th Century. Watanabe was famous for his biblical prints rendered in the mingei (folk art) tradition of Japan. The subject matter of Watanabe’s prints is exclusively the gospel. Influenced by Buddhist figure prints, Watanabe placed biblical subjects in a Japanese context. The image is of Jonah and the Whale