Description

    YASUO KUNIYOSHI (Japanese, 1889-1953)
    Girl with Hat, circa 1930
    Pencil on paper
    16-3/4 x 13-3/4 inches (42.5 x 34.9 cm)
    Signed in pencil lower right: Yasuo Kuniyoshi / by S.M.K.

    PROVENANCE:
    Alex Minewski, New York (stamp verso);
    Private collection, New York.

    EXHIBITED:
    The National Museum of Modern Art, Toyko, Kuniyoshi Memorial Exhibition for Japan, organized under the auspices of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, no. 54.480, 1953-55, no. 46 (label verso).

    LITERATURE:
    The National Museum of Modern Art, Toyko, The Memorial Art Exhibition of the Works of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, organized under the auspices of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1954, cat. no. 46, p. 6 as "lent anonymously."

    Sara M. Kuniyoshi, the widow of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, organized a 72-work retrospective of her late husband's work to be shown in Japan. Her initials "S.M.K." are written in pencil on this drawing.


    Condition Report*:

    Paper toned, hinged in top left and right corners, otherwise good condition.

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