Tsuchiya Koitsu - After moving to Tokyo at age fifteen, Koitsu studied for many years with the woodblock artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. Known for his beautiful landscape prints with a dramatic use of light and shade, Koitsu was one of the leaders of the shin-hanga or new print movement in 20th century Japan.
Comments - Lovely view of Matsushima during a gentle spring rain. A lone boat makes its way past islands topped with pines, the horizon disappearing in the mist. The deep green foliage of the pine trees in the foreground creates a nice contrast to the soft tones of the water and sky. A beautiful, atmospheric design.
Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
Publisher - Doi, later edition from original blocks
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 10 1/8" x 15 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.