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the print title in dark red vertical cartouche, Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi; signed and dated Taisho kyunen ichigatsu Goyo ga (Taisho 9 , January, by Goyo) with artist’s seal Go with leaf design (Yo), collector’s name stamped in English on verso: Capt. C. L. Ball AO-764147 (military service number) and faintly pressed small red square-shaped ‘deer’ seal (of Goyo family); self-published ca. 1920
11 1/2 by 18 3/4 in., 29.2 by 47.7 cm
The deer seal on verso was applied by the Goyo family to all of his works which were in the studio at the time of his death.
Captain C.L. Ball, United States Air Corps, the ‘AO’ in his service number indicates that Captain Ball was an aviator who was issued his identification number some time between 1935 and 1942.
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Amanda T. Zehnder, Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century, Carnegie Museum of Art, 2009, p. 35
Carolyn M. Putney, et. al., Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 78, cat. 2
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2015, p. 42, cat. no. 4