Noel Nouet -- "Kagurazaka at Ushigome" (#3)

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Artist Noel Nouet (1885-1969)
(Active 1935-37, left Japan 1962)
Title "Kagurazaka at Ushigomei"
Noel Nouet (bottom margin)
Date 1937 (mid-edition printing by Seki, 1963-81)
Series "Scenes of Tokyo Views"
("Tokyo fukkei zen nijuyon mai")
(Learn more: ("The Woodblock Prints of Noel Nouet").
Publisher Doi Eiichi (with Doi "watermark" upper left); and Hamamatsudo (a subsidiary of Doi Publishing, 1963-81)
(printing supervised by Keizaburo Yamaguchi)
Seal, Carver/Printer "H-seal" (Doi Eiichi); Endoh/Seki
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; very finely carved details, crisp key-lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside. (No flaws noted--absolutely pristine.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A very "atmospheric" print, achieved by the skillful depiction of night lights. This Noute image pre-dates the well-known, nearly similiar 1939 Koitsu image. It is believed that the extremely fine lines seen in the "key-blocks" of Noute's prints may have, in fact, been produced using zinc plates. (Learn more.)
Item # EG-504
Price $525 (Sold/GD)