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Sadao Watanabe
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Five Apostles
A rare new testament scene depicting the first five Apostles


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$2,200.00
Flight into Egypt


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A Modern Madonna


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$2,200.00
A Modern Madonna
A young Mary cradles the infant Jesus in her arms, the yellow of his swaddling in strong contrast with the rich patterns of her robe. A vibrant image in fine color on rich red ground


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$2,200.00
Abraham and the Three Strangers


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Absalom
From the second book of Samuel, the story of Alsalom, son of David, who kills his brother Amnon for a vile act. Absalom departs from his family, here mounted on his mule, with a mounrnful gaze


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$1,200.00
Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve holding implements of Work - wheel and hoe - with serious demeanor, stand ready to fulfill their tasks on earth; scarce in this condition bearing personal signature


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Adam and Eve
An unusual large Print on lightweight washi paper; this is the only large sized print the Artist appears to have produced on this paper.

Eve is clearly temped - while Adam stretches out a warning hand, his eyes focussed on the serpent's face. Clarity and geometric precision of linear pattern and definition of color distinguish this beautiful Work.


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$2,600.00
Adam and Eve


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$395.00
Adam and Eve
Exceptionally beautiful image of Adam and Eve, both kneeling on either side of the rearing serpent, their bodies clearly articulated; Eve raises her hands to the serpent's bold, approaching head; a concerned Adam, appears to fend off the serpent's sinuous body

Genesis 3.4-7


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$2,700.00
Adoration of the Maji
An expressive and beautifully composed image.

Mary, her eyes are enlarged, express concern for the future of the Christchild, and sense of foreboding.

The Three Kings, geometrically aligned with strong gesture and glance, reinforce the serious nature of this image.


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Angel and Shepherds in the Field
In rows of three, the kneeling Shepherds look upwards, their bodies, heads and hands aligned, each with one of three sheep, while three more sheep look down. The rectangle thus formed, contrasts markedly with the bold curve of the Angel's form and strong gesture, accouncing the momentous event. On bright yellow background, in strong contrasting color and pattern, this is an outstanding Print.


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$2,300.00
Annunciation
Many, seated in a garden lifts up her face as she is touched tenderly by the hand of an angel


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$1,500.00
Annunciation
Angel Gabriel inclines towards Mary, rasing a long finger; Mary, having dropped her book, looks up piously; the dove is poised between them. All aspects of the iconography, descriptive detail and composition are outstanding in this Print. Note, for instance , the delicate touch of the Angel's and Mary's fingers, the beautiful contrasts of black and white with highlights of color, throughout.


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Baby Moses Being Abandoned


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$500.00
Baby Moses being abandoned


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$650.00
Baby Moses Being Abandoned


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$450.00
Bileam and the Angel
The Angel of the Lord is sent to prevent Bileam from cursing the Israelites and disobeying God. The angel is only visible to the Donkey, whom,in speaking to the angel spares Bileams life


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Black and White ,Three Marys
An early black and white stencil inspired by Bible a text, from a series of Psalms by the The actual title is unknown


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$400.00
Black and White Fish
two large, and three small fish symbols of Christ's disciples, dominate this Print, an unusual size and subject by the artist From a book of hymns, a rare print


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Black and White, Abraham and the three strangers
An early black and white stencil inspired by a Bible text, from a series of Psalms. The actual title is unknown


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$250.00
Black and White, At the Tomb
An early black and white stencil inspired by a Bible text, from a series of Psalms. by the The actual title is unknown


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$250.00
Blessed Temple Gift
A moving image exemplifying the Bibles teaching that a small gift from a poor man is more worthy than a large gift from a rich one.. a poor woman is blessed as she adds two coins to the donation basket


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$1,800.00
Blessing the Fish
A highly emotional image, full of movement, gesture and expression, of a sacrifice with fish and fruits; this print is enriched with beautiful linear patterns, that add to the miracle that we are about to behold.

We are uncertain as to the biblical reference of this image


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$1,200.00
Cain and Abel
A dramatic depiction of the Old Testament, Cain slaying his brother Abel


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$1,500.00
Calling of John and Peter


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$550.00
Calling of John and Peter
Very original image where a doleful fish, caught and in the boat, looks on as Christ raises his finger in speech as he speaks to the respectfully, standing fishermen


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$550.00
Casting out of a Devil
Jesus, with stern admonition, casts out a Devil


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$650.00
Christ and Mary Magdalene
Christ with crucifix looks back at the kneeling woman, perhaps Mary Magdalene; little birds appear to assist her beseeching gesture, as she appears to attempt to reach beyond the tree, that seems to separate her from Christ


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$550.00
Christ and the 12 Disciples
On bright blue ground, with colors clear and bold, the Disciples are frontally grouped to either side of the large, formal figure of Christ.

Watanabe has distinguished each with individualized features and expression, thus lending an intimate touch to the, otherwise, hieratic composition.


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Christ at Emmaus
Bold and expressive rendering of this portenteous Event ..and their eyes were opened and they recognized him.. Luke 24/28 The features strong in stark white faces, are arresting in their intensity. Beautiful, varied and detailed patterns red, blue, yellow white and black on brilliant red background. A lovely Print in small edition


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$2,400.00
Christ Blesses Mary Magdalene
A rare and emotional rendering of this subject - the beautiful, expressive hands, forming a semi-circle enhance this fine interpretation of Christ and Mary Magdalene


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$1,870.00
Christ Carrying the Cross
A burdened Christ can barely stand beneath the weight of the large cross; yet , strangely the cross itself appears to bear many bulging plant-like fruits, some of which bring forth new leaves. In the background is a small village nestled in greenery. Hope for mankind is signified.


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$1,800.00
Christ Carrying the Cross
A wonderful image of the Passion of Christ


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$550.00
Christ Carrying the Cross - red
Christ in an usual image, with green, curly hair and skull-like visage; he looks straight out, but raises his hand towards two people, a man and a woman who are separated from him by a curving yellow band or stream. Beautiful pattern and colors are evident in this strong, unsual image.

The blank eyes appear to indicate Christ's mind focussed, not on the suffering of the moment, but on transcendental aspects of the Way to the Cross and Sacrifice.


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Christ Falling while Carrying Cross


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Christ Giving the Keys to St. Peter
Christ, the largest figure in the composition, accompanied by a disciple, stretches out a long finger, as if in instruction, over the bowed head of Saint Peter, who kneels, revently holding the Key to the Church. The little bird, perched on a plant with heart-shaped leaves, peers down as a witness to the solemn event. Watanabe's gift of working with sparse means to describe an emotional moment, is here much in evidence.


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$550.00
Christ in Boat with Disciples
In this dramatic event the 12 disciples and Christ are tightly held in the small boat tipping precariously in the wind, their expressions finely individualized; in contrast, the sail and waves billow and rise as the disciples try to capture the tattered sails. Christ, in the center, appears to be asleep .. he 'rebuked the wind and the raging waves and they ceased, and there was calm.." Luke 8.22


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Christ in Boat with Disciples
In this dramatic event the 12 disciples and Christ are tightly held in the small boat tipping precariously in the wind, their expressions finely individualized; in contrast, the sail and waves billow and rise as the disciples try to capture the tattered sails. Christ, in the center, appears to be asleep .. he 'rebuked the wind and the raging waves and they ceased, and there was calm.." Luke 8.22


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$1,100.00
Christ in Boat with Disciples
In this dramatic event the 12 disciples and Christ are tightly held in the small boat tipping precariously forward, their expressions finely individualized; in contrast, the sail and waves billow and rise in beautiful patterns of white, black and grey. Christ, in the center, his face rigid and stern 'rebuked the wind and the raging waves and they ceased, and there was calm.." Luke 8.22


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Christ in Emmaus
The resurrected Christ breaks bread with two of the disciples in the village of Emmaus.

As they recognize him as The Christ, they kneel down and look up at him in amazement and awe.


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Christ on the Cross [medium]


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$550.00
Christ Preaching


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$550.00
Christ the Good Shepherd
A serious Christ with large and pensive eyes, carefully cradles a small sheep on his breast.

This Print avoids all extraneous detail or decorative device, concentrating on the partial figure of a slender, upright Christ portrayed on brilliant deep red ground.

Particularly beautiful is the depiction of Christ's hands, enhancing his expression of profound care.


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$1,870.00
Christ Washes the Feet of His Disciples
The composition is in two registers, separated by patterned bands and cross-like shapes. The twelve Disciples, in varied colored gowns and expressions of thoughfulness and wonder, wait patiently for their turn.

Christ, bent in the act of washing is, in this image, no taller the disciples; this unusual portrayal further stresses his humility, as symbolized in this important, instructive event.


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$2,500.00
Christ Washing the Feet of Saint Peter
An Angel observes and blesses this extraordinary event - a symbol of belief and humility.

Saint Peter raises his arm, conscious of the honor granted in Christ's act of the Washing of his feet, while Christ raises his hand in Blessing.


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$2,400.00
Christ Washing the feet of Saint Peter
A touching image of Christ washing the feet of Saint Peter; Peter's hand is raised over Christ's head as in a blessing


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Christ Washing the Feet of St. Peter
A bold and most impressive rendering of John 13.6-II. Watanabe uses the device of elongated hands, fingers and toes and the large eyes of Jesus to stress the importance of this symbolic act; this device is reminiscent of early medieval book illuminations,

St. Peter is seated with eyes closed in humility and prayer, as Christ kneels before him; an angel blesses, gently touching Christ's halo. The three figures are closely united, as they bend towards each other, conveying profound sanctity.

Wonderful brilliant color and very fine composition


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Christ Washing the Feet of St. Peter


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Christ Washing the Feet of St. Peter


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$430.00
Christ Washing the Feet of St. Peter - Medium
A charming Print, in which the Artist gently indicates the bond between Christ and Saint Peter; Saint Peter's humble gesture is contrasted to the standing figure of Christ who reaches out and touches the fingers of the Disciple, as of in blessing.


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$600.00
Christ Washing the Feet of the Twelve Disciples
In this extraordinary Print the Disciples are carefully depicted as individuals, as they await their turn, in the closely knit group; Sadao Watanabe's humerous touch is in evidence in the front row's conversing pairs. Brilliant colors of red, green, blue - as well as white and black are depicted against the bright yellow background.


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Christ With Disciples
Fine frontal grouping in bright color and contrasting pattern; A rare signed print, both in Roman and Japanese script, dated 1973


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$550.00
Christmas
An expressive rendition of the Christmas Story; Mary and Joseph bend lovingly over the Christ child in his bath.

In the distance, the three Kings make their way to the Manger.

Curvilinear lines form a lively pattern throughout, leading the eye to the central event of the Christ Child's presence.


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$1,700.00
Christmas
A lovely Nativity scene. three shepherds bend lovingly over the Christ child while Mary attends


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Crabs and Fish
A very early Print by the artist, rarely seen


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$1,800.00
Daniel in the Lions Den
Daniel looks upwards towards God to save him from the Lion An onlooker watches from outside the prison bars in awe.


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$600.00
Daniel in the Lions Den
In his struggle with the lion, Daniel raises his hands in supplication. A shocked onlooker observes the scene.


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$375.00
Disciples with Fish


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$1,950.00
Doubt of Thomas
In this small version of The Doubting Thomas, heads are touching, yet gestures and glances create tension between Christ and Saint Thomas; this is reflected in the swirling pattern of the decorative elements in the composition


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Egyptians' Destruction in the Red Sea
On light grey background, the story is told by means of men and beasts in a dense composition of falling, moving bodies, among floating fish; in bright colors of yellow, red, blue, green, black and white


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$2,500.00
Egyptians Drowning in the Red Sea
In this interpretation, the Sea is a large body of blue bands, between which men and animals struggle; the dense body of sea, men and beasts is a dramatic and overwhelming statement; Moses and companions stand close at the edge, as Moses raises his hand as if in command;


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$2,300.00
Elias and the Raven


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$1,100.00
Elijah and the Bird
...and you shall drink from the brook and I have commanded the ravens to feed you.. 1Kings 17:2


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Entry into Jersusalem
A beautiful rendering of 'The Entry' with neatly arranged figures, clothes, plants and birds, as Christ rides calmly forward. Astonishment is registered, particularly in the faces of the upper crowd. Clarity of blues and green against the bright red background gives emphasis to this important event in the Passion of Christ.


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$2,600.00
Entry into Jerusalem


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Entry into Jerusalem
The people watch in awe and curiosity as Christ enter Jerusalem on his donkey. A beautifully detailed Print


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Entry into Jerusalem


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Entry into Jerusalem
Christ, the large central figure, seated on the donkey, looks up in contemplation; he is surrounded by men and women with palm leaves and rides over the flower strewn path; above, a man strains to look down, holding unto a large bent branch- two women in the distance wait with serious expression, as if anticipating the tragic events. The bright colors, red, green, blue, yellow black and white are strongly projected on the light grey background.


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Eve (Blue)
Eve, her body clearly defined, kneels, looking up at the serpent's head and raises her hand ; her long, falling hair echoes the sinuous curves of tree and serpent, creating an animated, gently geometric composition.

Behind the figures, three white, horizontals stabilize this lively scene.

A beautiful, rarely seen Print.


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$2,100.00
Eve (Green)
Against a bold green and yellow striped background, a beautiful Eve, her body well defined, reaches up tentatively and longingly towards the Serpent's head.

The dramatic consequences to the Fall are implied in this sensitive interpretation of the Temptation of Eve.


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$2,400.00
Eve and the Serpent
Eve gazes at the snake with a mixture of curiosity and trepidation , the curves of her body are echoed by the sinuous lines of the snake.. a beautiful composition


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First Gifts of the Harvest
This beautiful, solemn image may refer to Exodus 25.23 " and you shall make a table of acacia wood..and you shall set the bread of the Presence on the Table before me always


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Flight into Egypt
Beautiful interpretation of the 'Flight', expressing both urgency and tension as Mary tightly holds the Christ child - and Joseph confidently strides ahead


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$1,500.00
Girls and Quail
Two girls carry small quail, a symbol of gods compassion during the Exodus, when 'He' sent quail as food for the Isrealites wandering in the desert


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$1,500.00
Good Shepherd
An unusual sheet printed on large Washi instead of Momogami, typically used for Prints of this size.


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Grapes of Canaan
'And they came to a valley in Canaan, and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them; they brought also some pomegranates and figs. That place is called "Eshcol' because of the cluster which the men of Israel cut down from there.

(Numbers 13.22) ..'it was so heavy that they carried it on a pole between them'.. Two young men carry between them the rich harvest of fruit; bright colors of green red, brown, black and white are offset by a brilliant yellow background.


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$2,300.00
Grapes of Cannan
So Moses chose out some men of high rank among the people, one ruler from each tribe, twelve men in all. One of these was Joshua, who was the helper of Moses in caring for the people, and another was Caleb, who belonged to the tribe of Judah. These twelve men went out and walked over the mountains of Canaan and looked at the cities and saw the fields. In one place, just before they came back to the camp, they cut down a cluster of ripe grapes which was so large that two men carried it between them, hanging from a staff


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$550.00
Grasshoppers [untitled]
Most delicately wrought stencil Print of grasshoppers marching along, each apparently holding a flower


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Harvesting the Grape in Canaan
From the story of Moses: Numbers 13.23 'and they came to the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between the two of them..


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Harvesting the Grapes


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Healing of the Lame
Christ, his glance intense, raises a hand and stretches out a finger towards the seated woman; she is shown with upraised, beseeching gesture, one of her hands touching that of Christ, her eyes raised in supplication;

The gently rising foliage, appears to emphasize the hope of healing for the afflicted woman.

Bold pattern in the gowns, against a bright yellow background, add emphasis to this beautiful composition


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$2,300.00
His Feet Were Wet with Her Tears
The Sinning Woman kneels, drying Christ's feet with her hair: Luke 7.36: 'And, behold a woman of the city, who was a sinner,..bought an alabaster flask of ointment,..weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet and anointed them...and he said to her 'your sins are forgiven..your faith has saved you; go in peace.'


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Hope


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$1,100.00
Insect Celebration
Two grasshoppers and a beetle parade in line, the first blowing a horn, A whimsical composition by the artist


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Insects Celebration
A delicate image of three insects celebrating the advent of Spring


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Isaac's Well


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$2,500.00
Jacob wrestling with the Angel


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$1,500.00
Jacobs Dream
Jacob, asleep with his head upon a stone, is visited by angels for-telling Gods good news, offering the land on which he slept for his descendants. Three angels descend the staircase while others float heavenward on cloud like forms.

Jacob at far right erects the stone on which he slept into the pillar of Bethel as acknowlegment of Gods Word. A wonderful early Old Testament image, rarely seen


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Jacobs Dream
Jacob had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.A vibrant Print in red, blue and yellow on a rich grey ground


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$1,200.00
Jacob's Dream
It is a starry night; Jacob, in front of the rock that was his bed, leans forward in astonishment during his dream; the ladder reaches to the sky, and Angels attend the Lord's awsome promise: 'I am with you and will keep you wherever your go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done that of which I have spoken to you.' Genesis 28.10-14 p. 40, Printing the Word: The Art of Sadao Watanabe.


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$2,200.00
Jericho Castle


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$2,100.00
Jesus and the Apostles


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Jesus and the Children
A very interesting Print and lovely image of Christ among small girls and boys, who gather about him confidently, holding his hands; they appear to look at him surprise, awe and interest;


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$2,100.00
Jesus anointed: the sinful woman forgiven
Luke,7.36: ..he said to Simon, "do you see this woman? I entered your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair..therefore I tell you her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.


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Jesus at Emmaus
A bold rendering of this portenteous Event ..and their eyes were opened and they recognized him.. Luke 24/28 The features strong in stark white faces, are arresting in their intensity. Beautiful, varied and detailed patterns red, blue, yellow white and black on brilliant red background.


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Jesus at Emmaus


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Jesus Carrying his cross


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$550.00
Jesus in a Garden


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Jesus on the Cross
Crucifixion with blue background and highly expressive image with beautiful linear detail


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Jesus the Teacher
Jesus, holding a scroll is surrounded by six elders in the temple


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$1,600.00
Jesus Washes Peter's Feet
A beautiful, gentle image of this Event, on bright blue, in bright colors of red, yellow, green, white and black. Peter, his eyes closed in humility and prayer, is seated while Christ kneels before him, looking out in contemplation at this remarkable, symbolic act


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Job and his Wife
In this charming, expressive Print Job sits with doleful expression shut in and alone; His wife kneels outside, one hand reaching towards him, the other lifted as if listening - her eyes alert and searching. The contrast between the two figures is beautifully depicted. This small Print appears monumental in its composition and powerful emotion.


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Job and his Wife
In this charming, expressive Print Job sits with doleful expression shut in and alone; His wife kneels outside, one hand reaching towards him, the other lifted as if listening - her eyes alert and searching. The contrast between the two figures is beautifully depicted. This small Print appears monumental in its composition and powerful emotion.


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$650.00
Jonah
A classic early Old Testament image by the artist. Jonah draws a lot to see who will be thrown overboard into the sea A wonderful round symmetry is created with the fish below and sails above drawing the viewers eye into the dramatic action in the image


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Jonah
A classic early Old Testament image by the artist. Jonah draws a lot to see who will be thrown overboard into the sea A wonderful symmetry is created with the fish below and black clouds above drawing the viewers eye into the dramatic action in the image


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$2,000.00
Jonah
Jonah with brown,curly hair, is about to be cast to the whale; around him hard-faced people discuss his fate; above, two eyes seem to appear within the clouds - perhaps, a sign that he will be saved from destruction- and in the churning waters, below, the watchful whale apears


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$2,400.00
Jonah and the Whale


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$1,800.00
Jonah draws his Lot


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$350.00
Jonah draws his Lot
Jonah looks upwards, faced by two determined men; the whale lies in the waters awaiting Jonah's fate


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$350.00
Joseph in the Pit
In a landscape with trees and plants, the 11 brothers are shown in varied postures, as Joseph is curled up in the pit. There is little movement; a stillness pervails and future action is still suspended. Genesis 37.21 "So when Josph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with the sleeves that he wore, and they took him and cast him into the pit. The pit was empty, there was no water in it.


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Joseph is visited by an Angel
Jospeh, in a dream is visited by an Angel with news that Mary is with Child by the Holy Spirit Matthew 1:20


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$695.00
Joseph the Carpenter
a charming image of Joseph surrounded by the tools of his profession


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Laborers in the Vineyard
A delicate yet rich design of black against a white background with men, birds, and fruits in a vineyard.

The work is reminiscent of embroidery or tapestry and the story is told in horizontal layers by means of figures in two's and three's as they plant, harvest and present the fruit.

A trellis of fruit and pattern of birds enhance the decorative aspect of this story of harvest, symbolic of the harvest of souls.

A very unsusal, oversized print.


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Lamentation Over the Body of Christ
A highly expressive, poignant Print and strong, extraordinary composition.

Bold bands of color, sometimes used by the Artist, emphasize the intense emotion in this Work.


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$2,500.00
Last Supper
A very rare, oversized Print of the Last Supper in bright color and very fine detail on white background; the colors are beautiful.

This large Print is particularly difficult to find in this condition since the strong yellow easily fades.


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$3,100.00
Last Supper
Jesus and his disciples are gathered together at the Last Supper; their expressions and gestures reflect the solemnity and intimacy of the event; a fine, expressive interpretation


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Last Supper
A seldom seen depiction of the Last Supper. The disciples gather closely around the oval table, their heads leaning forward solemnly and protectively toward the Savior.


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Last Supper(1979)


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Last Supper(A)
A seldom seen image of the Christ and four disciples celebrating the Last Supper


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$800.00
Last Supper(small)
wonderful detail of Christ and the 12 disciples, around the table laden with food


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Lazarus
This Print describes the miraculous Raising of Lazarus (John 11.38)who had been dead for four days and was entombed in a rock grave. 'Jesus said "Take away the stone".. he cried with a loud voice 'Lazarus come out'. The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with bandages..Jesus said to Mary amd Martha "Unbind him, and let him go"


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$2,700.00
Lazarus
37/50, signed in white, undated


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Lazarus Raised
The dramatic event of the Raising of Lazarus is depicted; Mary and Martha bow before Christ, the largest figure whose hand is raised; two disciples stand with the Risen Lazarus, ready to unbind his clothes. The group is held united by the black curving band above their heads. Beautiful composition of patterns abound and the story is enhanced by powerful gesture, pose and expression. A truly outstanding Print -powerful, dramatic yet restrained.


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Listening Kiku
A soulful portrayal of mankind awaiting inspiration from the voice of Heaven


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Madonna and Child
In this interpretation of Mother and Child, the figures are static and enclosed in a geometric frame; the Christchild is tightly swaddled and firmly held, as Mary looks fixedly outward, as if fearful of the future. The flower decorated gown and bright colors add relief from the restraining lines


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$1,700.00
Marriage at Canaa
Large Sadao Watanabe Print, probably The Marriage at Canaa. Wonderful, bold rendering of Christ, large in the center, with male and female figures. Colors are bright and clear in blue, yellow, green. black and white.


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Mary and Elizabeth


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$1,270.00
Mary and Elizabeth
Two two women exchange a loving embrace in this sensitive image An unusual size for the artist's Momogami works


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$1,270.00
Mary and Elizabeth
A charming portrayal of Mary and Elizabeth sharing the bond of pregnancy. Luke 1.39: ..and when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the holy spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry: blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb..


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Mary and Elizabeth
Mary and Elizabeth embrace lovingly, their heads surrounded by a halo of white flowers

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior..for behold henceforth all generations shall call me blessed"


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Mary and Elizabeth (small)
Fine , small Print of the meeting Mary and Elizabeth, both expecting a son - Christ and John The Baptist.

Elizabeth reaches out holding a sprig of roses, while embracing Mary, who gentle touches Elizabeth's womb

Beautiful composition and color.


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$600.00
Mary Magdalene Blessed by Christ
A delicately portrayed image of a repentant Mary Magdalene bowing low and wiping the feet of Christ. An Angel stands by in prayer, as Christ raised his hand in blessing, the finger tips of his other hand gently touching Mary's hair. Brilliant colors of red,yellow, blue, green, black and white project vibrantly from the soft grey backgound. Beautiful linear patterns further enhance the profound expression of this moving scene.


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Mary Visits Elizabeth
A lovely, large Print of the Visitation; Mary and Elizabeth touch each other's womb, as they kneel down to each other. Flowers and a bird form a wreath around the two figures, a cheerful touch of natural life uniting them during this eventful meeting


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$2,500.00
Mercy to the Patient
Christ and two helpers carry the supine body of the patient on the stretcher; Christ lays his hand on the sick person's head, looking down in loving sympathy; fine expression and detail, predominantly in yellow and green on bright red ground.


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$2,400.00
Morning of the Ressurection
Christ, surrounded by the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene rises from his tomb


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$750.00
Moses smiting the rock at Meribah
A beautiful, yet simple rendering of the Miracle


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$345.00
Moses smiting the Rock at Meribah , Exodus 17.3-6
Moses, followed by an Elder, strides purposefully with raised staff, to bring about the miraculous flow of water; his large dark eyes are symbolic of his unique vision and understanding. The charming alignment of sheep, two each to the right and left of the river, form a contrast to the hieratic composition above.


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Mother and Child


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Nativity
Joseph reaches in awe and wonder towards the baby Jesus; Mary,her expression solemn and tender, cradles the new baby in her arms


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$750.00
Nativity


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Nativity
Joseph reaches in awe and wonder towards the baby Jesus; Mary,her expression solemn and tender, cradles the new baby in her arms


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Nativity
Mary reverently holds the Christ child for all to see.. all figures and animals bend in loving devotion toward the baby.. beautiful curved lines predominate in this lovely Print


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Nativity
This is the final sheet of the artist's edition of 70, a beautiful rendering of the Nativity with very caring, sweet detail and lovely gesture throughout


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Nativity
The Christ child is clearly the center of attention, lovingly attended, while behind, the Shepherds stand guard, their staffs erect.

Right and left the sheep and donkey bow their heads and a spring of hope waters the ground. A lovely interpretation of The Nativity, enhanced by gesture and glance with clear colors on bright red, glowing background.


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Nativity
A lovely Nativity scene on Washi, pencil signed and numbered


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$550.00
Nativity - divided into chambers
On brilliant red, this interpretation of the Nativity is divided into a group of chambers, with Mary and the Christ child and an adoring King in the largest; others, make their way down from above, the story is described in continuous and solemn movement, with loving detail and abundant color. A remarkable and beautiful Print.


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Nativity - Mary and Joseph
A close and loving group of Mary, Joseph and the Christ child, is unified in pose, gesture and glance and protected by an interesting circle of birds and plants.

The image is enlivened by multiple pattern in strong color; these include the marked cheeks of Mary and Joseph - like a second set of eyes,indicating, perhaps, a sense of what is to come.

This unique, wonderful group, in colors of red, green, yellow black and white stands out from the gray background in lively detail


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Nativity - Mary with Christchild in her Hands
Mary holds the Christchild forward tenderly, in her hands; the Three Kings and attendants all look on with praying and blessing gesture, making the little child the focus of attention, in this lovely, quiet, image of early date.


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Nativity - Medium
A closely knit group of Mary, Joseph and an attendant focussed on the Baby Jesus, in clear, bright colors; serious and caring everyone is focussed on the little Christchild


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Nativity - small
In this Nativity, Mary and the Christ Child are shown under a heavy coverlet, as Joseph, raising a careful finger, stands guard outside; One of the Kings has entered, bearing a gift; the animals crane their necks, peering out protectively.

In this charming, early Print, dated 1967, the decorative elements and patterning of details are evident, whereas gestures are held in check.

The Print is rare, signed and dated by Watanabe in pencil, and bears his chop


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$400.00
Nativity - the Birth of Christ
This rendering of THE NATIVITY is both still and animated, as well as richly decorative. Mary holds the Christchild in a warm embrace, her gently bent head close to his; the folds of her gown swing out in rich folds, giving her figure a special grace. In contrast to her animated form, are three horseheads and the strirated manger roofs, all held in rigid geometric pattern. The Three Kings are wonderfully described, each distinguished from the next be means of stance, glance and clothing. Above, three Shepherds peering out and framed by decorative trees, complete this beautifully conceived and intimate scene.


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Nativity - Washing the Baby
This lovely scene is enacted on bright red background. Mary and Joseph look at each oher with serious, almost fearful, expression, as if able to foresee the future, while Baby Jesus is being washed by two women;

Mary, sits upright and alone, her arms crossed across her lap; the solemn mood extends to the expression of the three Kings, one of which gestures with outstretched hand, as if to urge his companions forward; pointed plants or trees add to the quiet tension in this remarkable image


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Nativity (square)
One of the Three Kings, his arm outstretched, presents a gift to the Christ Child. Mary, her figure covered with a blanket holds the tiny baby tenderly


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Nativity [small]
This is a lovely little Print, unusually printed on a red background in this small size.


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Nativity -Bathing Baby Christ,small
Charming, small Print of the Nativity; Mary gently hands the Christchild to a Helper, to be bathed, while Joseph, outside, stretched out his hand protectively and the ass looks on with doubtful mien. This small print has fine detail - the gowns, roof , foliage, towel, water are carefully designed in varied pattern. Colors of red, blue, yellow, green, black on light handmade paper


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Nativity in red


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Nativity with Three Kings (small)
In a closely aligned group, the seated Mary with Christ child, looks outward, surrounded by a floral pattern; the three Kings in adoration are vertically placed, so that the group is shown in close proximity, as the King's upraised hands touch Mary gently


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Nativity with Three Kings and Mules
The Christ child sits on Mary's lap, beneath a cover, cheerfully decorated in recurring pattern; in their own space above, the 3 Kings look down in adoration and two donkeys reverently recline their heads


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Nativity(small horizontal)
a lovely peaceful image with fine color and composition


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Nativity(small red horizontal)
Mary, holding the Christ child looks out protectively, while on the side two shepherds, possibly sleeping, are composed of a pattern of curving, swirling lines. The two contrasting groups are combined by a group little flowers.


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Nativity(small) with horses
Mary holds the Christ Child close..the three kings kneel in awe at the sight of the Savior, as their horses look on


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Noahs Ark


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Noahs Ark


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Noahs Ark
A delightful rendition of one of Watanabe's favorite subjects. This Print,with vibrant blue background has a playful quality;the artist has captured the qualities of each animal, their faces are expressive and humerous


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$2,600.00
Noah's Ark
Noah extends his arm to the Dove, which has alighted on the Ark bearing an olive branch


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Noah's Ark
An outstanding sheet of the artist's delightful Noah's Ark image


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Noah's Ark
An unusual horizontal format for the subject, one of the artist's favorite. Noah's family waits patiently with the animals ready to embark on the epic journey. One of a small edition of 50


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Noah's Ark
Noah tenderly feeds the dove which has alighted on the ark. One of the artists last renditions of this well loved subject in small format


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Noah's Ark
A seldom seen design of one of the artist's favorite subjects A dove flies toward the ark through black storm clouds delivering the good news to Noah


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Noah's Ark


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Noah's Ark
Unusually large, very rare piece, hardly ever available.


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Noah's Ark
A rare oversized Print, with an abundance of extremely fine detail


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Noah's Ark
A rare large Print of the story of Noah in outstanding condition. Noah and his wife,under a rainbow are the first to leave the ark. Giving thanks to God, the lead the animals out of the Ark onto dry land


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Noah's Ark
In this interpretation many different creatures are depicted, singly or 'two-by-two', including members of Noah's family. The composition is geometric, held in check by pattern and outline; the many charming creatures, however, display a wide variety of pattern, expression and movement within their restricted space.


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Noah's Ark
A seldom seen sheet of one of the artist's best known subjects


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Noah's Ark
Noah and his wife are central figures, surrounded by their family and many species of wild and domestic animals A dynamic and colorful image on white washi,rarely seen.


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$2,500.00
Noah's Ark - extra large
This print is truly extraordinary, a masterpiece of fine, expressive detail, with an intricately crafted design;

Though it is a stencil print, it is so delicately wrought that it reminds of a tapestry; it is distinguished by minute, fine detail in a multitude of design motifs and colors.

The animals, 'two by two', are aligned in six levels, interspersed by a variety of plants, trees and family members, with Noah and his wife at the top of the composition.


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Noah's Ark (small)
Noah extends his hand from the ark toward a dove, bearing an branch, a sure sign that the flood waters have finally receded and there is hope of land


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Noah's Ark , on white background
Very fine large Print of the Ark, in clear, bright colors, beautiful, inventive and vibrant.

The animals are well defined, in varied poses.

Noah ans his wife appear to be checking on the receding waters.

A cloud pattern in grey and black frame the composition - Noah points excitedly at the Dove , flying in from the right, with the branch it its beak.


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Noah's Ark [small]
Good image of the floating ark , laden with animals that appear to look out at one another; below, perhaps Noah, appears to feed a donkey


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Noah's Ark(Green Ark)
An unusual large sheet of this beautiful image in outstanding condition. From the estate of a serious collector


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Noah's Ark(Large)
A Charming version of Noah's Ark in a celebratory mood; the creatures are getting ready to leave the Ark, both insects, birds, and mammals. Noah and his Wife are standing on solid ground happy to by able to admire a blossoming tree.


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Pentecost
Movement, gesture and glance all combine to convey pious prayer and inspiration, even fear or consternation at this remarkable event. A crowded composition adds to the power of expression achieved in this fine, small print


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Pentecost
Movement, gesture and glance all combine to convey pious prayer and inspiration, even fear or consternation at this remarkable event. A crowded composition adds to the power of expression achieved in this fine, small print


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Pentecost
Movement, gesture and glance all combine to convey pious prayer and inspiration, even fear or consternation at this remarkable event. A delightful Print


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$2,500.00
Pentecost


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People visit the Stable
The people gather, their faces expressing eager anticipation to greet the baby Jesus


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Peter and the Cock
Peter bows his head in sorrow after denying the Savior prior to his arrest and Crucifiction Christ predicted this would occur before the second crowing of the cockerel


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$900.00
Peter and the Key
Christ extends his hand in blessing over St. Peter, while entrusting him the keys to the Kingdom


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Peter Cuts the Ear of a Soldier
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Roman soldiers advance to arrest Jesus.Peter cuts the ear of a soldier in an attempt to save him. Jesus heals the Soldiers ear, his last miracle prior to the Crucifiction.


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Peter Sinking-Save Me Christ
Sadao Watanabe depicts a blibical theme, as is customary in his Works. This is a simple composition, framed on the side by a bird and foliage. The focus is on Christ's large figure walking on the waters and on his expressive gesture; St. Peter looks out beseechingly as he extends a long arm towards Christ, his Saviour. Three disciples in their boat enrich the story by gestures of prayer and expressions of fear and astonishment. The mottled blue color forms a wonderful 'watery' background to the black/white patterns of the image and strongly focusses the viewer on the miracle of the story.


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Philip and the Ethiopian
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, Go south to the roadthe desert roadthat goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza. 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a] eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means queen of the Ethiopians). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, Go to that chariot and stay near it. Acts 8:26-40


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Praying


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Prodigal Son
The son is shown in the pigsty, thoughtful and sorrowful, with snarling pigs at his feet. Above, a group of sheep graze peacefully on either side of a church-like building, possibly a reference to the salvation awaiting the Return of the Prodigal Son. Beautiful colors and composition


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Road of Flowers


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Rooster
An elegant conception of the Rooster of Saint Peter and a beautifully handled stencil Print


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Saint Francis
Saint Francis bends lovingly over a flock of hungry birds,as if gathering them into his embrace


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$550.00
Saint Paul - revelation and calling
Rare and unusual Print of the Revelation to Saint Paul with very fine composition, design and color in this small format


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Saint Peter and Key
A bent St. Peter, between striped bands of blue and white, looks over his shoulder, as if fearful, to be discovered; the key hangs over his extended fingers; the athmosphere of fear and caution appears to indicate that the Saint is not yet at ease with his mission.


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Samson and Delilah
Delilah takes revenge on Samson by cutting his hair, the source of his strength. An unusual Old Testament subject by the artist


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$1,600.00
Sarah, Abraham, and the Three Visitors
In this Old Testament story, the Three Visitors, announcing the birth of Isaac, to come, are entertained here by a meal of water melon. The large serious Visitors' image is powerful, their faces full of portent, while Sarah and Abraham stay reverently on the sidelines.


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Serpent


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Shepherds
Sadao Watanabe has beautifully described and interpreted the shepherds - their surprised, awed expressions and simple demeanor. The little sheep are depicted in 'naive' style, lined up carefully alongside. This is a wonderful carefully composed image.


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Sowing the Seed
A very early image by the artist Matthew 13:The seed falling on fertile ground to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.


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$650.00
St. Francis


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St. Francis and the Birds
A lovely image of St.Francis surrounded by a flock of birds


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St. Francis Preaches to the Birds
A vibrant sheet of this wonderful image on a brilliant red background, rarely seen


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St. Francis Preaches to the Birds
Bold interpretation of this story of Saint Francis as he preaches to the Birds; he is shown as a saintly monk, monastic buildings in the background;

Saint Francis raises his hand in blessing, focussing his eyes on the birds which, composed in three rows, seek to touch his ears and hands.

Beautiful patterns in bright red, blue, black, white and yellow halo on blue, distinguish this lovely image.


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St. Francis Preaching to the Birds
Saint Francis, with the gentle, pensive face of a visionary, raises his hand in blessing, surrounded by multi-colored birds; some sit on his head, his shoulder, his arm, reaching toward his fingers and ear. Saint Francis' affinity with them is touchingly portrayed.

On brilliant yellow gound, in colors of black, white, red, green, blue.


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St. Francis Preaching to the Birds(blue)
The Birds listen attentively as Saint Francis raises his hand while preaching. This lovely image is surrounded by a wreath of flowers in which cross-like patterns appear. The figure of the Saint, Birds and Flowers create a unified, decorative whole.

A clear, clean image with excellent contrast of black and white on blue.


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St. George
Saint George sits astride his valiant horse while slaying the dragon with his spear.. the dragon is portrayed as a snake, reminiscent of the serpent in the Garden of Eden


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St. George and the Dragon [blue]
A lovely composition on blue, with white bands and little tree-like patterns; in the foreground St. George on his rearing horse, looks intently outwards as he plunges his spear into the snake-like dragon. His flowing hair, mantle, the horses tail and the writhing dragon, form a series of lovely, animated patterns; these are continued in the saddle, garment and horses's mane. This is an exceptionally beautiful rendering of the Event, symbolizing Good overcoming Evil, so frequenty portrayed in Art.


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St. George and the Dragon [small]
In this small format, Sadao Watanabe has produced an image full of movement and interesting expression, from the alert look of Saint George to the intense, fearful expression of the serpent


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$400.00
Storm on the Sea
'rebuked the wind and the raging waves and they ceased, and there was calm.." Luke 8.22


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Teaching
With elongated finger the Teacher or Reader faces a scroll; the body and head are elongated and the simple , well defined image conveys concentration and a sense of wonder; the large eye may express an open mind or sense of elightenment.


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The 12 Disciples and Christ in the Boat
A Brilliant Print - the Disciples and Christ in the closely filled boat, while the storm rages, waves splash and sails blow wildly in the wind. Each disciple is an animated personality, while Christ rests calmly among them


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The 12 Disciples, and Christ Asleep in the Boat
One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, "let us go across to the other side of the lae". So they set out , and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a storm and wind came down the lake....Luke 8.22

The little boat is tightly filled with anxious, yet protective disciples, as Christ lies peacefully asleep in this episode of Miracle and Faith: 'who then is this, that he commands even wind and water, and they obey him'.

The astonishmen of Christ's followers and their wonder, is indicated by their heads and faces, turning in varied directions, yet forming a unified whole.


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The Adoration
The three Kings crowd close to Mary and the Christchid, their hands raised in adoration in this charming image; all figures are contained within a rectangular group, conveying a sense of urgency and focussed attention. Fine detailed design and color throughout.


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The Adoration (frontal)
Mary and the Christchild in formal, frontal setting and the three Kings - all look out attentively, as if aware of the events, to come.


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The Adoration of the Three Kings(2)
The three Kings crowd close to Mary and the Christchid, their hands raised in adoration in this charming image; all figures are contained within a rectangular group, conveying a sense of urgency and focused attention. Fine detailed design and color throughout. Pencil signed and dated


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$400.00
The angel and Bileam (Balaam)
The Angel of the Lord blocks the path of Bileam with a sword between two stone walls Numbers 22-23


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The Annunciation
Mary,her eyes wide with awe and wonder kneels at the feet of the Angel,bearing news of the Savior to come


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The Annunciation


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The Annunciation


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The Boat in the Storm
Christ, with head resting on folded arms, dozes peacefully trusting in God to deliver the boats passengers safely through the tumultuous waves


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The Calling of Simon and Andrew


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The Calling of the Fishermen
The Fishermen, surrounded by an oval of decorative bands, appear to listen attentively, as Christ with raised finger and firm gaze, addresses them. Below the men a white fish in the water, below Christ a symbolic black fish. The bright red and patterns of black and white stand out on the yellow ground, which, though slightly faded, in no manner detracts from the beauty of the image.


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The Cleansing of the Temple
A stern Christ upends a table top as two vendors appear to leave reluctantly, looking over their shoulders with glances full of question and accusation. One holds a cage with birds, raising her hand as if to ward off Christ's anger. A tower in the background rises between Christ and the women, creating barrier that reinforces their differing views of this event.


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The Crucifiction
Finely balanced patterns of repeated lines and bright colors of red, blue and white distinguish this beautiful and dramatic Print. Christ's expression is now peaceful and the sorrowing, praying figures of Mary and Saint John at the foot of the Cross, their foreheads touching the cross, look inward in deep contemplation


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The Crucifiction
An outstanding sheet of one of the artists most desirable Crucifiction images


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$800.00
The Crucifiction
Christ's passion is lovingly portrayed in this powerful Print. Two Mary figures kneel in reverent prayer at the foot of the Cross as if to offer comfort


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The Crucifixion
Christ on the Cross, with sun and moon and emblems below; a colorful, calm, emblematic image


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The Deposition
A wonderfully expressive interpretation of the Deposition, as the broken body of Christ is gently lowered into Mary's arms; she looks up in sorrow at the head of Christ, the enlarged dimension of which reinforces the weight of his dead body


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The Deposition
Mary reaches tenderly for the body of her Son, as his body is lowered from the Cross


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The Deposition


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The Deposition [red]
Wonderful, expressive interpretation of the Deposition, as Christ's broken body is received from the Cross


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The Disciples Catch Fish
The Three fishmen, each holding a large fish are expressively portrayed in this bold image. Broad stripes of yellow and green create depth and drama.


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$1,200.00
The Disciples Catch Fish


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The Disciples Catching Fish
The Disciples Catching Fish This is an outstanding Print of Three Fishermen with their catch, against a background of alternating gray bands. The fishermen are distinguished from each other by facial features, gesture and different pattern of dress, yet stand in close proximity, as each carefully holds one very large fish, each of different design.

The Print illustrates to perfection Watanabes love of embellishment and pattern which is never intrusive, nor does it affect the impact and unity of the image.


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The Disciples Catching Fish
This is an oversized, outstanding Print of Three Fishermen with their catch, against a background of alternating green and yellow bands. The fishermen are distinguished from each other by facial features, gesture and different pattern of dress, yet stand in close proximity, as each carefully holds one very large fish, each of diffent design.

The Print illustrates to perfection Watanabe's love of embellishment and pattern which is never intrusive, nor does it affect the impact and unity of the image.


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The Doubting Thomas
Thomas reaches out to touch the resurrected Christ in order to believe that he has indeed returned


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The First Trumpet
Surrounded by curvilinear patterns and bands, the larger figure may be Gideon, with his companions on either side. Judges: 7.18: When I blow the trumpet..then blow your trumpets also on every side of the camp, and shout, 'For the Lord and for Gideon'


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The Flight into Egypt
Mary cradles the baby Jesus as she rides on a Donkey toward Egypt; her expression is worried but determined. A bird flies overhead guides the way


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The Flight into Egypt
Looking apprehensive and protective, Mary is seated, her head outlined by a triangular yellow veil that might serve as a halo; lovely colors and fine detail, both in the large shape of the donkey and the many flowering plants, make this interpretation a charming, decorative Print.


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The Flight into Egypt
Mary and the Christchild are accompanied by speeding birds as they make their way on a plodding donkey; a fearful Mary bends forward, holding the baby very close


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The Flight into Egypt
Mary and the Christchild are alone, on the donkey, urgently moving forward; Mary's expression is tense and focussed; The branches of trees appear to urge her on, curving densely around her seated figure; a large bird above, both protects and points the way


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The Flight into Egypt - red
Mary and Joseph with worried look expressed through their large eyes and serious expressions, make their way through high plants and overgrown terrain; the Christ child is closely held in a protective circle of Mary's arms and hands. Beautiful bright colors on brilliant red ground.


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The Flight into Egypt - resting
A charming image of Mary, Joseph and the Christ child, with the donkey standing by, as they rest on the way to Egypt; the close-knit group of the Mary and Joseph express care and affection; Joseph holds a cup, presumably refreshment and protectively touches Mary and the baby; flowering plants surround them, adding a decorative, cheerful mood


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The Flight into Egypt (Grey)
The close knit group of Mary, anxiously holding the Christ child close, a bent and tire looking Joseph and two angels, front and back,closely aligned as if protecting he holy famly.

Fine color and expressive gestures, posture and glance


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The Flight into Egypt(small)
Lovely scene of the Holy Family making their way speedily onwards - the urgency is conveyed by linear patterns and diagonal, forward moving elements in the composition; the mood enhanced in the serious expressions of Mary and Joseph and by Mary's protective gesture in holding the Christ child very clos


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The Good News to the Shepherds


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The Good Samaritan
The Good Samaritan, has descended from his horse and lifts the heavy, supine body of the beggar, to provide care and shelter; A touching image, rarely seen


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The Good Samaritan
The Good Samaritan, in striped dress of blue and white, has descended from his horse and lifts the heavy, supine body of the beggar, dressed in yellow, presumably to provide care and shelter; the colorful scene is surrounded by a repetitive grey/white pattern , perhaps of stones that line the road, impressing the viewer with the barrenness of the surroundings in which the beggar languished


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The Good Shepherd
Christ, the Good Shepherd tenderly cradles a lost sheep; the story,is a parable for Christ as the Good Shepherd of Men One of the artists most desirable unlimited images


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The Good Shepherd


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The Good Shepherd
An unusual large format for the subject of The Good Shepherd, more often found in a smaller Print. The Print has beautiful clear bright colors


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The Good Shepherd
Christ, the Good Shepherd tenderly cradles a lost sheep; the story,is a parable for Christ as the Good Shepherd of Men A very fine posthumous sheet


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The Hankerchief of Veronica
A simple, yet highly impressive image of Christ's head, eyes wide and fixed, face taut and white, on bright yellow ground.

Veronica offered her handkerchief to the suffering Christ carrying his Cross; the image miraculously remained in the cloth.


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The Healing of the Blind
Christ stretches out a long finger to touch the blind man's eye; he bends foward, raising one hand toward a bird and looks upwards - the little image is imbued with expectant tension expressed in every pose, gesture and design


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The Healing of the Leper
The afflicted Person, kept secluded in the enclosed space, holds the required trumpet, warning people of his approach; he reaches out to Christ, who lifts an elongated finger, in healing; The Print has wonderful bright and glowing color.


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The Holy Family


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The Holy family with Donkey
An exceptional oversized sheet of the flight of the Holy family into Egypt.


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The Horses of the Three Kings
This Print is representative of Watanabe's unique and individualistic rendering of subject matter related to the Bible, but not explicit in reference.

A remarkable image, on geometric ground, the horses are vital and beautifully described - naturalistic, yet phantastic in their decoration; each is markedly offset, yet they coordinate, as do the birds, that add a touch of humor to this strong, impressive composition.


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The Leper and the Dog
The afflicted man, his wounds exposed and licked by the dog, lies supppine against a tree. Above, a man, surrounded by attendants, reaches down to him offering some sustenance, as the sick man weakly raises his hand and face to receive it


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The Miracle of the Jar of Oil
The prophet Elisha, takes pity on a poor widow, and refills her jar of olive oil until she can sell enough to support her family A graceful and evocative image of a grateful woman, blessed by God


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The Miraculous Draught of Fish
A PRINT DISTINGUISHED BY BEAUTIFUL PATTERN AND LINE, IN A SPARE , EXPRESSIVE COMPOSITION


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The miraculous Draught of Fish
Three Disciples straining to haul in the heavy net of fish, ..Jesus said to them 'Cast the Net on the right side of the boat ..so they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish..'John 21.4, Lk 5.4-7


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The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
Peter said, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."[1]

When they had done so, "they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break,"[1] requiring help from another boat. When Peter saw the large catch, which filled both boats almost to sinking point, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!"[1] Jesus responded "Don't be afraid; from now on you will catch men,"[1] after which Peter and his partners James and John left everything and followed Jesus.


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The Morning of Revival
A lovely depiction of the Easter story; The three Marys visit Christ's tomb only to find it empty.. two birds fly overhead with news of the portentious event. An unusual subject matter in small format


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The Poor Man Lazarus


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The Presentation at the Temple
Mary and Joseph present the baby at the temple in Jerusalem, Luke 2:22-40 Upon bringing Jesus into the temple, they encountered Simeon. The Gospel records that Simeon had been promised that "he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ" (Luke 2:26). Simeon prayed the prayer that would become known as the Nunc Dimittis, or Canticle of Simeon, which prophesied the redemption of the world by Jesus:


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The Prodigal Son


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The Risen Christ
Christ with strong gaze, surrounded by two angels raises his arms in triumph


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The Risen Christ on the Mountain
The 11 disciples, all with subtle variation in expression,stand closely aligned, as they respectfully listen to the Risen Christ in Halo, from whose image rays of grace and inspiration emanate toward them, both toward their figures and their feet. Their serious task of instructing and inspiring the masses now begins..


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The Second Trumpet
A magnificent Print with great detail and brilliant color;

Book of Revelations Chapter 8: ' Book of Revelations Chapter 8: 'The second angel sounded his trumpet and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned to blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed'


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The Supplication of the Harvest New Year [small]
On either side of a store of fruits, a man and woman pray earnestly for a continued good harvest


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The Third Trumpet
An Old Testament image of beautiful composition and linear pattern, powerful in effect From the Book of Revelations, Chapter 8; 'The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.. a third of the waters turned bi and many people died from the waters'...


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The Three Kings
Bold, full sized figures of the Three Kings; the subtle differences in age, expression and gesture are carefully described, as is the remarkable pattern of their distinctive dress.

The brilliant green of the background stresses further the inventive multiplicity of colors and patterns in this striking image.

Wonderful, fresh colors - this Print was supplied by Mrs. Watanabe, wife of the Artist, Tokyo, Japan.


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$2,400.00
The Three Kings
The Three Kings are shown closely aligned as a cohesive group, as if intent on their special mission. Their faces , gestures and rich dress are individualized.

Though in other images of The Three Kings by Watanabe, they may be shown in a descriptive, outdoor setting, here their image is icon-like and impressive in its awesome simplicity.


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$1,700.00
The Three Kings and Horses
A rich, decorative Print of The Three Kings, in conversation, as if seriously debating their portentious mission, meanwhile, their horses graze among rich foliage.

This extraordinary Print has animated, glowing color, combined with carefully composed movement and balance; it is extremely rich and detailed and a prime example of Sadao Watanabe's best work.


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The Three Kings and Horses(small)
Apparently resting behind a large horse, the first King points forward towards their goal. The three Kings , closely aligned look serious and determined in their quest. This print is distinguished by fine, decorative detail and expression


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The Three Kings with Horse -smaller
Apparently resting behind a large horse, the first King points forward towards their goal. The three Kings , closely aligned look serious and determined in their quest. This print is distinguished by fine, decorative detail and expression


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The Three Wise Men
The Three Wise Men, each close to is horse, surrounded by plants and flowers; they appear to rest on their way; their expressions are thoughtful and serious, as if wrapped in individual thought in undertaking their portentious journey.

The effect of this colorful, detailed work reminds of a stained glass window.


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$2,200.00
The Triumphal Entry
A beautiful rendering of Christ's Entry into Jerusalem; Christ large and centered in the composition is depicted with wide open eyes, as if sensing the fateful moment that foreshadows the Passion; around him crowds of people, those below with raised, welcoming hands, flowers and garment spread on the road


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The Triumphal Entry
Watanabe liked this Event and made several wonderful interpretations of the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem and the 'Road of Flowers'. Here, Christ is surrounded by men and women in reverend pose, as they crowd close, feet and bodies touching; Christ raises his head, in contrast, as if to see the person in the tree, reaching towards him; he is large and centered, as customary in depicting this, both joyful and solemn Event


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$1,800.00
The Triumphal Entry
One of the artists most famous images, rarely found in this condition. Christ, the large figure in the center, rides calmly into Jerusalem, surrounded by curious and admiring folk, some of whom have stewn their clothes beneath the feet of the donkey. Beautiful detail with birds, plants and multitude of pattern, in bright, lovely color on brilliant red, enhance this outstanding Work


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The Triumphant Christ [medium]


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The Visitation
In this rendering of the Visitation - meeting of Elizabeth and Mary, both expecting - the older, Elizabeth and the younger Mary have well defined features and different garments; here, their meeting is tender, but serious event


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The Visitation
Wonderful, small Print on bright red background of the Meeting of Mary and Elizabeth, both pregnant - with Christ and John the Baptist.


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The Wedding at Cana
Jesus transforms water into wine at the Marriage at Cana ,the first miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of John.


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The Wedding at Canaa
On bright red background a busy, gesticulating group are excitedly gesturing that not enough food and drink is available, as a pondering, serious Christ surveys the scene, resulting in the Miracle at the Canaa Wedding Feast; a story told here with fine characterization and amusing detail


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$1,200.00
The Well in Samaria
An outstanding sheet of this lovely image, in small edition


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$2,600.00
The Well of Samaria
As per John 4.6 - Jesus speaks to the woman of Samaria at the Well.

Jesus stretches out an elongated finger in adamant speech, as the woman turns her back and wonders at the portent of his words. The story is told in a beautifully composed composition by gesture and stance.


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The Well of Samaria
A wonderful retelling of the story of Jesus and the woman at the well of Samaria - Jesus preaches, as she wonders at the portent of his words, at first doubtful if to believe his words. A lovely composition full of detail, color and expression, richly embellished with plants and birds, in many colors on bright yellow ground


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The Well of Samaria
Jesus stretches out an elongated finger in adamant speech, as the woman turns her back and wonders at the portent of his words. The story is told in a beautifully composed composition by gesture and stance.


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The Wise and Foolish Virgins


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The Women and a Lot of Quail
Numbers 11:31,32: And there went forth a wind from the Lord and it brought quail from the sea, and let them fall beside the camp..

on multiple horizontal bands sit quail about to be gathered; the seated woman holds one carefully, her standing companion reaches out for more, as she holds one quail close. Lovely patterns are used throughout, in bright colors on brilliant yellow background.


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Ther Good Shepherd


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They Lowered the Paralyzed Man
Sadao Watanabe Description: Mt 9.1-8, Mk 2.1-12, Lk 5.17-26

..they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay and when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic: "My son, your sins are forgiven...Rise, take up your pallet and walk"

told in two registers tne Print illustrates the lowering of the paralytic - Christ seated at his side at the moment of the miracle.

In bright colors on yellow ground, the setting and event are carefully describ


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Three Disciples with Fish
Three Fishermen holding their catch. The fisherman with the largest catch, placed in the center, appears to be the center of focus of attention, as he proudly displays a large fish.

Charming, unusual subject, with fine expression and interesting detail of linear pattern.


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$350.00
Three Fishermen
An unusual small format for a color Momogami Stencil, A beautiful composition in strong bright colors


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$1,800.00
Three Fishermen
A wonderful image of the Fishermen with their catch. the are shown closely aligned, wth wonder in their eyes and an innocent expression, as they are chosen to follow Christ


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$2,300.00
Three Fishermen carryinga catch of Fish


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$350.00
Three Kings
Beautiful pattern and color distinguish this image of the Three Kings, a subject frequently illustrated by Watanabe, as seen on this web site. Here, the Kings are closely aligned, their faces and expression carefully personalized, their gestures varied, their clothing differentiated. A loose pattern of small blue circles tends to unite and enliven them, cursing around and between the three heraldic figures


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Three Kings and Horses


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Three Kings and Horses
A small print on folded Washi paper,


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Three Kings and Three Horses -Red
The Three Kings, each individualized by gesture, expression and dress, between their horses, which also vary in posture and color; above are shafts of light or heavenly symbols - their spare geometry contrasting with the abundant richness and detail in the garments of the Three Kings.


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Three Kings(small horizontal)


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$310.00
Three Marys at the Tomb


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Three Marys at the Tomb
Lovely group of the three Marys approaching the tomb; they walk in close companionship, touching at head and gown, as they bear their offerings.


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Three Men and Fishes
Outstanding color, expression and attention to detail highlight this wonderful image


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$750.00
Three Shepherds approaching the Stable on Christmas Night
Finely detailed, charming image of the Shephers and their sheep reverently approaching the stable, before the actual birth of Christ. The composition is a study in repeating images; the shpeherd's heads, the sheep and the two assess' heads - all on brilliant red background


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$1,230.00
Three Wells
Genesis 26.18 "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land"


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$450.00
Three Wise Men and and Angel
During a dream the three Wise Men are visited by an angel warning them not to reveal the birthplace of Jesus to King Herod


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$1,170.00
Three Wise Men Returning in Boat


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Three Wisemen


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Transfiguration
Christ, rises from the tomb, surrounded by two angels


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$1,600.00
Walking to Emmaus
Image of Three People, in close communion, with dedicated gestures and expressive glance. Bright colors of green, red, black and white on yellow ground. In good condition; some fading: margins in bright yellow, these were at one time covered by a framing mat


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Washing the feet of Saint Peter
Watanabe produced several Prints of this subject; it must have been an important symbol for him. In this image Christ's gesture and firm glance, focussed on Peter's head, appears firm and instructive, while St Peter humbly clasps his hands in praying and accepting gesture. A strong image in firm lines of black/white and bright color.


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Washing the Feet of St. Peter
Jesus Washes St. Peters feet as a sign of humility


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$600.00
Wise Women and Foolish Women
Proverbs 9.13 A procession of 10 figures bearing candles and flowers, walk piously in two registers to the right and left. The smaller figures on lower ground are more expressive and less formal, bending, turning and gesturing as if oppressed.

Flowers, plants and vines enrich this impressive composition, the vines gently curving to create a halo-like device over the head of the larger group of figures. A bird above appears to point the way.

Colors of brilliant red, green, blue, white and black stand out against the rich yellow background in this remarkable stencil, created by the renowned artist, Sadao Watanabe.


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$2,100.00
Women and Quail
Two wide-eyed Women walk delicately through vegetation, appearing to float among a lively bevy of birds in this lush, cheerful composition. This Print is in very good condition, with the exception of fading of the yellow background color;

Biblical reference: Numbers:11:30, 31


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$550.00
Women Crossing the Red Sea
The leading woman looks back at the group following her, as they cross the Red Sea; this print beautifully illustrates and expressive style of the Artist, at this time, emphasized by the figures' gesture and eyes; the women and girl are shown densely aligned in a tight rectangle, as they anxiously follow the leading figure whose arm is raised in encouragement


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$2,200.00
 
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