||SHODA, Koho (1870-1946)
("early-edition," ca1910/38; pre-War printing)
||Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death
(via New York contact).
||Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
||7 1/8 x 9 7/8
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to moon and clouds; amazingly life-like
reflection; highly detailed carving.
||Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. (Very slight wear.) Trimmed to image edge; unsealed (a typical state).
||Hasegawa Catalogue #1250.
||One of the delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--an early series of 21 prints
which together convey "the essense of shin-hanga."