Media colour etching and wood block on paper
Size 19.5 x 25.5 in. / 49.5 x 64.8 cm.
Frame Size 28 x 36 x 0.75 in.
Sold $230 Estimate $150 - $200
signed, titled, numbered and artist's chop lower right; framed with archival mat and plexiglass
included in Nickle Arts Museum exhibition Impact: Japanese and Canadian Wood Blocks, November 1999; includes Songs of Spring: Noboru Sawai 1972-1974, published by Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1985 and two catalogues from the Glenbow Museum, Calgary
private collection, Calgary
Noboru Sawai ~ [1931-2016] Canadian
see Songs of Spring - Noboru Sawai 1972-1984, by L.Dompierre, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1984; A Garden of Delights: 25 Years of Prints by Noboru Sawai, K.Ylitalo, Nickle Arts Museum, 1994; Printmaking in Alberta 1945-1985, by B.Cochran, pg.127; included in Printmaking in B.C. 1883-1983, by N.Tuele, A.G.G.V.; biography in Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.4, pg.7, Westbridge Pub., 2003; listed on Artists in Canada, a Union List of Artists' Files, by National Gallery of Canada Library et al, Canadian Heritage Information Network [CHIN] website