Noel Nouet - Noel Nouet was a French artist and poet who spent much of his life in
Benkei Moat, 1936 - Serene view of Benkei Moat in Tokyo, the former outer moat of Edo Castle. The calm water winds back toward the line of tall buildings on the horizon, framed by grassy slopes dotted with shrubs. Beautiful fine line work with soft shading on the water and sky.
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.