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Chiura Obata (1885-1975):From the Sierra to the Sea
Portfolio of eleven paintings in watercolor and sumi, accompanied by printed translations from the artist's poetry, published in Berkeley, California: Archetype Press, 1937; contents: title page; I. Windfalls on Tioga pass; II. Mighty Yosemite falls; III. Evening in the Santa Cruz mountains; IV. Winter moonlight in the redwoods; V. Autumn glow on the campus; VI. A foggy night in San Francisco; VII. Rainy afternoon near Gilroy; VIII. Frosty dawn near the delta; IX. The strike at Baker's beach; X. Pescadero landscape; XI. Morning glory and evening glory; each painting within a folded protective sheet and the portfolio cover bearing a printed roundel of man opposite a deer, surrounded by characters reading Yama kara umi ni (From the mountains to the sea).