KOITSU -- "Benkei Bridge"

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Title "Benkei Bridge"
Date 1933 (early printing by Yokoi, likely 1936/56-62)
Series na
Publisher Doi Hangaten
(Doi "watermark" upper left)
Carver/Printer Harada/Yokoi
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; woodgrain visible in sky; finely carved details; life-like reflection.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Only four tiny tape residues verso margin corners, otherwise very clean.
Reference/Illus Chigasaki Museum's 1999 Koitsu Exhibition Catalogue, pl# 7, p14.
Comments Exhibits the "superb mastery of light" for which Koitsu is so well known.
Item # CG-812
Price $575 (Reserved--CN)