ITO Yuhan -- "Cherry Blossoms and Castle" (#7)

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Artist Ito, Yuhan (1882-1951)
(All references indicate "active ca1930-40.")
Title ""Cherry Blossoms and Castle"
(given name)
Date Designed ca1930's.
(Printed ca1938-early 1960's.)
Series na
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku (Tokyo publisher, active 1872-1950's; very marginally until 1996.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillful, soft "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to castle, cherry blossoms, and rocks. (Printed with only partial use of black "key-lines.")
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Full margins. (Slight age-toning; light wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Not often seen--a colorful springtime cherry blossom image. NOTE: Appears to be a previously undocumented ITO Yuhan image.
(Stock photos.)
Nishinomiya Publisher's inventory now appears "sold out."
Item # EG-810C
Price $695 (few copies remain)