Shiba Furukawa, 1936

by Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)

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Shiba Furukawa, 1936 by Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)

Original Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shiba Furukawa, 1936

Series; Scenes of Tokyo

Noel Nouet - Noel Nouet was a French artist and poet who spent much of his life in Japan, initially working as a French teacher. He is known for his beautiful and intricately detailed views of famous places in Tokyo, originally drawn in pen and ink. Translating these scenes into woodblock prints required the work of master carvers painstakingly recreating each line. These lovely shin-hanga designs have a freshness capturing the lively quality of the original drawing, enhanced with soft color.

Shiba Furukawa, 1936 - Quiet scene of rain falling at Shiba Furukawa. Boats are anchored along the edge of the canal as a light ran slants across the softly shaded gray sky. A pagoda spire rises in the distance, and the red umbrella of a pedestrian can be seen crossing a wooden bridge. A handsome image with fine bokashi shading.

This presentation - This print comes in a handsome presentation format as originally issued by the publisher. The print is loose within a windowed paper mat that slides into an outer gray folder with the artist's name and series in metallic gold, accompanied by a page of commentary in Japanese. We rarely see these woodblocks come with the original folders. A nice choice for a collector.

Signed - Noel Nouet within block
Publisher - Doi Eiichi, later edition

Artist - Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown; outer folder 21 1/4" x 15 5/8"

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Shiba Furukawa, 1936 by Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)
Shiba Furukawa, 1936 by Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)
Shiba Furukawa, 1936 by Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)

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