||Koitsu TSUCHIYA (1870-1949)
||K & S "D-seal" (used 1931-40's)
||10 1/4 x 14 7/8
("dai-oban," large oban)
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to
moon, water reflections, and silhouettes; very finely carved details, crisp key-lines.
Excellent, strong colors.
(Light toning; few surface
scratches; "bumping" bottom corners;" light wear.)
||Ross Walker's "Catalogue Raisonne of Tsuchiya Koitsu" p262, pl# 8.3
and book's FRONT coverpiece.
||Exhibits the superb mastery of light for which Koitsu is so well known.
Chosen as THE Koitsu print to be on the front cover of a catalogue raisonne of
all of Koitsu's lifetime works by Ross Walker. RARELY seen.