12 November 2003
YASUO KUNIYOSHI (1893-1953)
Circus Performer Balanced on a Ball - (Circus Ball Rider) (Davis L-49)
lithograph, 1930, on wove paper, signed and dated in pencil, inscribed '100 proof' (the edition was 100), with full margins, pale mat staining in the margins and on the reverse, an area of minor surface soiling in the upper right margin corner, a tiny spot of stray printing ink in the center of the right margin, otherwise in good condition, framed
L. 14 1/8 x 10¼ in. (358 x 260 mm.)
S. 15 15/16 x 11½ in. (404 x 291 mm.)
Edith Halpert, New York.
Gift from the above to the late owner, 1933.
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