YOSHIMITSU -- "Fushimi Inari Shrine" (#2)

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Artist NOMURA, Yoshimitsu (c1870-c1935)
(active 1890's-1930's)
Title "Fushimi Inari Shrine"
("Fushimi Inariyama")
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 na
Image Size 8 3/8 x 13 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to clouds, trees, torri, and people; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors.
Clean front and verso. (No flaws noted.)
A few scattered "natural paper fiber" irregularities (normal for early 1930's paper).
Reference/Illus Merritt's "Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints" p88; Blair's 1936 "Toldedo Exhibition" pl. #285.
Comments A classic "shin hanga" print of the Toledo Exhibition. (Lacks "first edition verso seal"--but early.) Not often seen.
Item # DG-754
Price $550 (Sold/AK)