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 faint pink tinge along the horizon at left as the sun rises. A lovely design.
Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
Publisher - Doi, later edition
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 10" x 15 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Fold at corner, creasing at edges, rubbed spot at bottom center edge, a few faint spots. Please see photos for details.