by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Series; Sketches of Famous Places in Japan
Sketches of Famous Places in Japan - In the early 1960s, the publisher Hamamatsu-Do (Doi) re-released a group of classic shin-hanga landscapes by Hasui and Koitsu under the series title "Sketches of Famous Places in Japan." Using the original blocks, Hamamatsu-Do (Doi) printed the designs, which were also distributed by the publisher Oedo Mokuhansha. The series was produced in a limited edition of 200 sets of 28 subjects, very finely printed and beautifully colored. A terrific opportunity to collect a lovely shin-hanga design.
Nikko Futarasan, 1936 - Beautiful design of a lone figure walking along the pathway at Futarasan Shrine at Nikko, warm yellow light spilling from a paper lantern at the end of a pole. A torii gate leads to the complex, with tall pine trees framing the view, the scene shaded in blue and gray shadows as evening falls. A lovely, quiet contemplative design. A beautiful choice for display.
Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shinsei" (genuine)
Publisher - Hamamatsu-Do (Doi Hangaten), later edition from original blocks
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 15 1/2" x 10 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.