Unknown -- "Woman with Lantern" (#2)

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Artist unknown
Title "Nihon Zutsumi" (embankment of Sumida River)
(aka "Woman with Lantern")
Date ca1910-20;
("early-edition," ca1910/38; pre-War printing, on thin paper)
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection (following his death, via dealer contact).
Series Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 9 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso.
Condition Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1256.
Comments 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." (Learn more.) A rarely seen image.
Item # EG-326
Price $330 (Sold/ZB)