Sonan Noda – Horses, White on Black (a set of 6 pictures and folio)

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Noda, Sonan


(B) Fine Condition






Kakuban (7"x8")


Birds / Beasts


Kyoto Hanga-in

The set of six woodblock prints, in the publisher’s paper-covered portfolio.

The Woodblock Prints

Set of Six Woodblock Prints, published in 1952 by publisher Kyoto Hanga-In, the carver Matsuda and the printer Nagae. The ribbon-tied cardboard portfolio contains a complete set of the original set of woodblock prints created by Sona Noda in 1952: 1. Lively Horse 2. Running Horse 3. Horse and Foal 4. Mother and Colt 5. Mare and Stallion 6. Mare and Stallion.

The prints have varying degrees of toning to the paper, and the cardboard folio has some water damage, some of which discolored one of the pieces. The pieces have varying degrees of edge wear, but the visual image is crisp and intact for all of the prints.

Image Size – 8 ¾ “ x 7 ½ ” + margins (8×10) as shown

About the Artist

Sonan Noda was a Kyoto artist who specialized in stylized images of horses with a very recognizable linear style. He uses the color of the paper to create a negative line against a black ground.