Koitsu -- "Akashi Bay, Inland Sea at Seto" (#4)

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Artist Koitsu TSUCHIYA (1870-1949)
Title "Akashi Bay, Inland Sea at Seto"
("Setonaikai Akashi no Minato")
Date 1938 March;
printed likely ca1950-60's (unsealed, but clearly on older paper)
Series na
Publisher Doi Publisher (Doi Eiichi)
Seal, Carver/Printer Harada/(likely Yokoi)
(No c/p seals present, occasionally omitted.)
Image Size 10 1/4 x 15 3/8 ("dai-oban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully done "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to boats, buildings, and water areas; life-like reflections; exeptionally fine detailing, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors.
Very clean front and verso. (Light toning; very faint presentation mat-line upper left/right image edges--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Chigasaki Museum's 1999 Koitsu Exhibition Catalogue, p18, pl# 29.
Comments Strikingly beautiful harbor scene; exceptional printing.
Item # DG-870
Price $575 (Sold/CW)