||"Crossing a Country Bridge"
||Obtained directly from
Robert O. Muller's Collection (following his death, via dealer contact).
||Shima Art Company Kiyochika's "Night Scenes"
||Shima Art Company
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1908 to ca1939/40)
||7 3/8 x 10
(without margins--as issued)
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to umbrella;
deep saturation of pigments; very highly detailed carving. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping lower verso.
||Shima Art Company's
Catalogue of Prints #1.
||One of 8 delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Shima Art Company--an early series of prints
apparently designed about the same time as the 21 print "Night Scenes" series issued ca1910-20 by
Hasegawa/Nishinomiya Publisher. Eight wonderful designs
by Shima Art's Kiyochika--all techincally
every bit as fine as Hasegawa's 21-print series, and all of which convey "the essense of shin-hanga."