KOITSU -- "Nagoya Castle"

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Title "Nagoya Castle" ("Nagoya-jo")
Date 1937 (early printing by Yokoi, likely 1956-62)
Series na
Publisher Doi Hangaten (Doi "watermark" upper left)
Carver/Printer Harada/Yokoi
Image Size 10 1/8 x 15 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, clouds, and castle's rock wall; strikingly visible woodgrain seen in sky; very finely carved details.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Very clean backside. (Tiny flaw (top of pink cloud) in sky; tape residue front one upper wide corner--otherwise perfect.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Striking springtime castle/sunset image--note shadows cast on upper castle's overhangs (showing the superb mastery of light for which Koitsu is so well known).
Item # BG-282
Price $525 (Sold)