SHODA, Koho -- "A Country Scene (with Moon)" (#4)

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Artist SHODA, Koho (1870-1946)
Title "A Country Scene (with Moon)"
Date ca1910-20;
("early-edition," ca1910/38; pre-War printing)
Provenance Obtained directly via European source.
Series Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 9 3/4,
plus narrow margins.
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; amazingly life-like reflection; light "gauffrage" to moon; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Trimmed nearly to image edge and unsealed as to publisher (a typical state); tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso. (Few minor surface scratches--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1255.
Comments One of the delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--an early series of 21 prints which together convey "the essense of shin-hanga." (Learn more.)
Item # DG-69
Price $325 (Sold/HP)