ITO Yuhan -- "Tsukuda Jima" (#4)

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Artist Ito, Yuhan (1882-1951)
(All references indicate "active ca1930-40.")
Title "Tsukuda Jima" (given name)
(aka, "Sailboat in Sunset's Glow")
Date Designed ca1930's.
(Printed ca1938-early 1960's.)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku (Tokyo publisher, active 1872-1950's; very marginally until 1996.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/4 x 14 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillful, soft "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to waves; visible woodgrain to sky; life-like reflection. (Printed largely without the use of black "key-lines.")
Condition Very Good to Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Full margins. (Few minor surface scratches; slight wear; light age-toning.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Not often seen--a delightfully colorful sailboat/sunset image. Ito's images largely lack black "key-lines"--thusly imparting an overall soft, "watercolor" appearance.
Item # FW-49
Price Special $400 (Sold/JG)
(Reg $625, $500)