Sofu Teshigahara

1900-1979, Japanese

"Moon Light," circa 1962

Ink on Japanese paper laid to Japanese paper under Plexiglas
Signed with the artist's red chop mark lower right
Sheet: 23.25" H x 35.25" W

  • Notes: This work is titled "Composizione 50" and dated 1962 on a label affixed to the verso of the frame. However, the image itself is created from the traditional Japanese characters for "moon" and "light." Additionally, the Japanese calligraphy affixed to the verso of the frame, when read vertically as intended, says the same thing.
  • Condition: Generally good condition. The presentation of this drawing laid to another sheet of paper and with the addition of pencil-thin decorative and red borders all around may have been part of the artist's original vision, or could have been done shortly thereafter by another hand. Pale backboard staining verso. The sheet is loose, not matted.

    Frame: 23.5" H x 35.5" W x 1" D

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