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 evening view of Shinobazu pond in the Yokohama Sankei Garden, with two beauties strolling along the shore. A temple spires rises above the tree tops across the water, the blossoming cherry trees below tinted in shades of lilac as the evening falls. Beautiful coloring and handling of the shadows and reflections.
Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
Publisher - Doi, later edition from original blocks
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 10" x 7" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple ink smudges in margins from printing process. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent.