ISHIWATA, Koitsu -- "Twilight at Imamiya Street, Choshi" (#5)

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Artist ISHIWATA, Koitsu (1897-1987)
Title "Twilight at Imamiya Street, Choshi" ("(Hakubo) Choshi-machi Imamiya-dori")
Date 1932 (1946-57 printing)
Provenance Consigned by a knowledgable SW print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "6mm-seal" lower/left
(used only 1946-57)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, shoji windows, and foreground; detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. (Slight browning top margin; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus "New Wave" pl. #225, p 178.
Comments A beautiful twilight image of a typical early Showa-era Japanese streetscene. (See related "Blockwear" article.)
Item # FW-87
Price $525 (Sold/NK)