Kokan -- "Nihon Bridge in Snow" (#2)

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Artist BANNAI, Kokan (1900-??)
Title "Nihon Bridge in Snow"
("Yuki no Nihonbashi")
Date 1930 (mid-edition, 1946-57 printing)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
Series "Fifty-three Modern Views of the Tokaido" ("Gendai Tokaido Gojusantsugi no Uchi")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "6mm seal" lower-left (used 1946-57)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Wonderfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to stonework and snow accumulation; detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus "Shin-Hanga" pl. #110, p 82.
Comments A beautiful wintertime snowscene image of Tokyo's landmark bridge, Nihonbashi. Active 1930's, produced three prints via Watanabe Publisher.
Item # BK-90
Price Special Pricing $300
(Reg $375)