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 - Beautiful night scene by Koitsu of boats at Shinagawa, sailing under a softly glowing full moon. The moonlight and the shadows of the ships are reflected in the gently rippling surface of the water, creating a shimmering display of light. Beautifully shaded with a lovely palette of soft blues and plum along the horizon.
Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
Publisher - Doi, later edition from original blocks
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.