Hodo -- "Canaires"

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Artist NISHIMURA, Hodo
(active 1930's)
Title "Canaries"
(aka "Canaries at Night")
Date ca1938
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death.
Series na
Publisher Takemura Hideo
(Yokohama, 1926-39)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Excellent. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to plum blossoms, tree, and birds; highly detailed carving, crisp lines. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso margin.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Striking and colorful image set against jet-black background. PRE-War image--publisher H.Takemura (produced prints of exceptional technical quality) ceased business in 1939. Rarely seen.
Item # EG-750
Price $675