Full Details for Lot 1162
Sale DEC11A Lot 1162
Nakayama, Tadashi (b. 1927) wood block print , trotting horse signed in pencil, dated 1974, 32/75, 34" x 24" One of Japan's best known and most widely collected woodblock printmakers, Tadashi Nakayama was born in Niigata in 1927. He began making woodblocks in 1950. He lived in Milan, London and Bath, and taught at the Bath Academy of Arts in 1964-65. He now resides in Tokyo.
Although 83 years old, Nakayama has only made fewer than 275 prints. His printing techniques are laborious and difficult. Some works require 18 blocks, 40 or more colors and over 50 printing stages. The worldwide demand for his prints together with their limited production has assured the artist's success. His major themes include butterflies, girls and horses.
Tadashi Nakayama works can be found in many museums, including the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Library of Congress, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts in San Francisco, Minnesota Museum of Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia and the Western Art Museum in Perth.
One of seven in the sale consigned from a private vendor who accumulated his collection whilst living in Japan and part of larger collection of contemporary and antique Japanese print consigned by the same vendor.
Estimate £ 1,000-2,000
Light creases around edge. Does not appear to be laid down. Not seen out of frame.
Sold for £2000
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