Noel Nouet -- "Kagurazaka at Ushigome"

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Artist Noel Nouet (1885-1969)
(Active 1935-37, left Japan 1962)
Title "Kagurazaka at Ushigomei"
Date 1937 (early printing by Yokoi, likely 1956-62)
Series "Scenes of Tokyo Views"
("Tokyo fukkei zen nijuyon mai")
(Learn more: ("The Woodblock Prints of Noel Nouet").
Publisher Doi Hangaten (with Doi "watermark" upper left)
Carver/Printer Harada/Yokoi
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; very finely carved details, crisp key-lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside. (No flaws noted--pristine.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A very "atmospheric" print, achieved by the skillful depiction of night lights. This Noute image pre-dates the well-known, nearly similiar 1939 Koitsu image. It is believed that the extremely fine lines seen in the "key-blocks" of Noute's prints may have, in fact, been produced using zinc plates. (Learn more.)
Item # MM-06
Price $550 (Reserved--AD)