TOKO -- "Snowy Evening"

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Artist TOKO (dates unknown)
(active 1933-50 per Roach)
Title "Snowy Evening (near Itabashi)"
("Yuki ni Kureru (Itabashi Fukin)")
Date 1950
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
Series na
Publisher unk
Seal, Carver/Printer Black/red "Toko" signature/seal
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to rooftops, windows, people, and foreground; highly detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; surface scratch; slight wear.) Small "Toko" pencil notation verso.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Striking nighttime image by a skillful and intriguing shin-hanga artist. Very rare.
(Learn more: Marc Kahn's "Tk" article.)
Item # BK-89
Price $575 (Reserved/LP)