YOSHIMITSU -- "Moon at Hirosawa Pond" (#2)

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Artist NOMURA, Yoshimitsu (c1870-c1935)
(active 1890's-1930's)
Title "Moon at Hirosawa Pond"
("Hirosawa no Tsuki")
Date 1931 (Second Edition)
Series "Famous Places of Kyoto"
("Kyoraku Meisho," a six-print series)
Publisher Sato Shotaro Publisher (Kyoto, c1895-1931)
Seal, Carver/Printer Blocks cut by Maeda.
Image Size 8 3/8 x 13 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Wonderfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to horizon and building; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Minor surface scratch--otherwise flawless.) A few scattered "natural paper fiber" irregularities (normal for early 1930's paper).
Reference/Illus Blair's 1936 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #287.
Comments A classic "shin hanga" print of the Toledo Exhibition. (Lacks "first edition verso seal"--but early.) Not often seen.
Item # DG-753
Price $525 (Sold/AK)