A lone Japanese farmhouse with thatched roof sits at the edge of a forest. This is a nice etching by the well listed artist Hiroto Norikane. Signed, numbered and dated on the bottom in pencil, 87/300 Farm house 55 H Norikane what looks like ’86. It also has the artist red signature stamp. It is difficult to find etching prints by this artist before 2000. I see no water damage, holes or tears. The etching embossed impression measures about 4-1/2 inches tall and 6 inches wide. The black wood frame measures 8-1/2 inches tall and 10-1/2 inches wide.
Hiroto Norikane, was born in 1949 in Hiroshima, japan. He is known for his etchings of buildings, villages and landscapes. Norikane graduated from the Sokei Academy of Fine Art in Tokyo where he studied under Yoshida Hodaka and Kato Kiyomi. Since 1971 he has been a member of the Japan Print Association and has exhibited worldwide. His etchings are in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art, The White House, the Los Angeles County Museum and The San Francisco Museum of Fine Art.
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Hiroto Norikane Etching Farm House 55, 1986 Signed and Numbered by Listed Artist Works on Paper Limited Edition