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 view of Mt. Fuji in the early morning from Lake Kawaguchi, the village along the shore and a single boat reflected on the calm waters. A few clouds drift across the sky, with a rosy pink tinge along the horizon at left as the sun rises. Only the second time we've offered this lovely design.
Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
Publisher - Doi, later edition from original blocks
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 9 3/8" x 14 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.