||TOKO (dates unknown)
(active 1933-50 per Roach)
||"Snowy Evening (near Itabashi)"
("Yuki ni Kureru (Itabashi Fukin)")
||Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman
John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
||Black/red "Toko" signature/seal
||9 1/2 x 14 1/4
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to rooftops, windows, people, and foreground;
highly detailed carving; crisp lines.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; surface scratch;
slight wear.) Small "Toko" pencil notation verso.
||Striking nighttime image by a skillful and intriguing shin-hanga artist. Very rare.
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