YOSHIMITSU -- "Fushimi Inari Shrine" #100/200 (#3)

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Artist NOMURA, Yoshimitsu (c1870-c1935)
(active 1890's-1930's)
Title "Fushimi Inari Shrine"
("Fushimi Inariyama")
Date 1931 (First Edition #100/200 "verso seal")
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 Very Good++. Quite good colors.
Clean front and verso. (Some fading; few surface scratches.)
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. "First Edition"--rare. Red "collector's seal"lower/left margin corner.
Item # DG-755
Price $575 (Sold/AK)