KOBAYASHI, Eijiro -- "Evening Cool/Sumida River" (#6)

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Eijiro
Title "Evening Cool on the Sumida River"
("sepia-colored" version)
Date ca1910-20;
("early-edition," ca1910/38; pre-War printing)
(with tag stating "wedding gift, 1935")
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
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 1/8 x 9 3/4
(Without margins--typical state.)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to moon; amazingly life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Without margins and unsealed as to publisher (a typical state); tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso. (Absolutely flawless.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1244.
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.)
Item # FW-09
Price Christmas Special $225
(Reg $300)