ODA Kazuma -- "Matsue Bridge in Snow"

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Artist ODA, Kazuma (1881-1956)
Title "Matsue Bridge in Snow"
("Matsue Ohashi")
Date 1924. (Likely 1930's.)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed (on older paper)
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; deep, heavy "gauffrage" to snow-covered mountains (see last image); crisply detailed lines.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors; clean backside; full margins. (No condition problems--flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The New Wave" pl# 141; Blair "1930 Toledo Exhibition" #167.
Comments Beautiful wintertime snowscene with deep "gauffage." Very rare, classic "shin hanga" image, in unusually superb condition. Matsue was the bitterly cold wintertime home of Lafcadio Hearn on Japan's northern coast.
Item # CG-961
Price $2400 (Sold)