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Sadao Watanabe. 1913-1996.

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Natavity. (A similar image with color variant from 1960 in an edition of 50 is entitled The Three Wise Men Visit Mary. 1961. Hand-colored dye stencil (Kappazuri). 21 1/2 x 24 1/8 (sheet 23 1/8 x 30 1/4). Edition 200, #27. Printed on (momogami) crumpled, hand-made paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed, dated and numbered in white ink/watercolor. $1,750.

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Mary raises her hand to greet the three kings approaching with gifts. The scene appears to show Mary just before the birth of Christ. The barnyard animals add a charming touch.

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Watanabe.

Orientalist Fine Prints.

Ukiyoe: Twentieth Century.

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