||SHODA, Koho (1870-1946)
||"Shrine Gate at Miyajima"
||Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection (following his death, via dealer contact).
||Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
||7 1/4 x 10,
plus narrow margins.
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to waves and moon;
amazingly life-like reflection; highly detailed carving. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso.
||Excellent. Excellent colors.
(Without margins, as issued. Absolutely flawless.)
||Hasegawa Catalogue #1251.
||One of the delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--an early series of 21 prints
which together convey "the essense of shin-hanga."