by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
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 springtime view of Sarusawa Pond in Nara. On the opposite shore, a pagoda rises above the treetops against a rosy sky as the sun sets. Cherry trees covered with pink blossoms line the embankment, the landscape beautifully reflected on the shimmering water below. Graceful willow branches nicely frame the scene. A beautiful design with fine bokashi shading and soft, attractive color. A very rarely seen Tsuchiya Koitsu shin-hanga design, and the first time we have offered this subject.
Publisher - Takemura Hideo
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 6 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning and rubbing, a few creases, faint red circular seal at lower right corner. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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