Kameido Shrine, 1936

by Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)

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Kameido Shrine, 1936 by Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)

Original Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kameido Shrine, 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.

Kameido Shrine, 1936 - Beautiful view of Kameido shrine in springtime, framed by wisteria hanging from an arbor in the foreground. Visitors climb the steeply arched drum bridge to the temple, the pond below shimmering with reflections of the structures. A wonderful view of this famous site.

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 1/2" + margins as shown; outer folder 21 1/4" x 15 5/8"

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Kameido Shrine, 1936 by Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)
Kameido Shrine, 1936 by Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)
Kameido Shrine, 1936 by Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)

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