KOITSU -- "Fuji From Lake Kawaguchi" (#2)

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Title "(Fuji From) Lake Kawaguchi"
("Kawaguchi Ko")
Date 1933; (Believed a pre-War or early 1950's impression--clearly not new.) (Learn more about dating prints by "The Doi Publishing House.")
Provenance From a 6-print collection purchased in Japan early 1950's. (Note old 5-digit Kyoto telephone number on "publisher's label/packaging" retained with print set.)
Series na
Publisher Doi Hangaten
(with Doi "watermark" upper/right)
Seal, Carver/Printer "E-Seal" (used 1936-62);
Harada/Yokoi (active 1936-65)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4 ("oban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to trees, clouds, and Fuji; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Deep, strong colors. Found still inside original "presentation folder"-- an uncirculated print. (Few surface scratches--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Andacht pg. 48.
Comments Colorful springtime image--early printing.
Item # DG-896
Price $750 (Sold/AK)