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This is an original 1968 tipped-in color photolithograph of a Japanese woodblock and brush print entitled "Kiku" (Listening) by Watanabe Sadao. It was inspired by the many biblical events in which a character heeds to voice of the Lord or Holy Spirit.

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Kyoseishi Momi Papers for Artists

Sadao Watanabe · work on konnyaku treated momi (crinkled) paper

Chinese image of the Annunciation TITLE: 聖母領報 (The Annunciation to Mary) ARTIST: 陸鴻年 (Lu Hongnian, John Lu Hung-nien) INSCRIPTION(S): 一九四八年春日太倉陸鴻年敬繪於北平 (Painted by Lu Hongnian [of] Taicang [Jiangsu Province] in Beiping, Spring 1948) MEDIUM: Chinese watercolor on silk; mounted as hanging scroll DESCRIPTION: The angel Gabriel appears to Mary surrounded by clouds with the dove of the Holy Spirit above. DIMENSIONS: (Painting [Mounting]) 28.5x53 cm [41x135 cm]