12 November 2003
Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1893-1953)
Weathervane, Horse and Fruit
signed 'Kuniyoshi' (lower center)
charcoal, ink and wash on paper
17 x 13 in. (43.2 x 33 cm.) (image)
Gift from the artist to the late owner, 1934.
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Executed as a cover for a catalogue of Salons of America Exhibition, Rockefeller Center, 1934.
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