YOSHIKAWA -- "Cherry Blossoms at Night, Maruyama Park (Kyoto)"

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Artist YOSHIKAWA, Kanpo
Title "Cherry Blossoms at Night, Maruyama Park (Kyoto)"
("Maruyama no Yo-Zakura")
Date 1925 (Second Edition, likely late 1920's/early 30's)
Series na
Publisher Sato Shotaro Publisher (Kyoto, c1895-1931)
Seal, Carver/Printer Maeda/Oiwa
Image Size 10 1/2 x 15 3/8 ("dai-oban")
Impression Very Fine. Wonderfully executed "bokashi" shading; lightly "gauffraged"
(embossed) cherry blossoms; nicely detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Couple scratches; minor marks.)
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #336.
Comments A beautifully illuminated and evocative night scene. A classic "shin hanga" print of the Toledo Exhibition and among the finest images of the period. (Lacks "first edition verso seal"--but early.) Rarely available.
Item # BG-473
Price $1,250 (Reserved--KDC)