||SHODA, Koho (1870-1946)
||"A Country Scene (without Moon)"
("early-edition," ca1910/38; pre-War printing)
||Obtained directly via European source.
||Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
||7 1/4 x 9 3/4,
plus narrow margins.
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; amazingly life-like reflection; light "gauffrage" to moon;
highly detailed carving.
||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.)
||Hasegawa Catalogue #1255.
||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."