Unknown -- "Woman with Lantern" (#5)

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Artist unknown
Title "Nihon Zutsumi"
(Sumida River embankment)
(aka "Woman with Lantern")
Date ca1910-20;
("mid-edition," ca1938/60)
Series Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until today.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 10
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving. Printer's crease. (Found inside original "presentation folder.")
Condition Very Good++. Strong colors. (Light toning; minor wrinkling; light wear.)
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.) Seldom seen image.
Item # EG-783
Price $285 (Sold/KW)