Unknown -- "Woman with Lantern"

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Artist unknown
Title "Nihon Zutsumi" (embankment of Sumida River)
(aka "Woman with Lantern")
Date ca1910-20;
("later-edition," ca1970/80's)
Provenance Consigned by a knowledgable SW 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 1/4 x 10
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (No flaws noted.) (Found top-tipped into dealer's matted folder--with textured white matting (11 x 15-ready for framing.)
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.) A rarely seen image.
Item # FW-89
Price $315 (Sold/AV)
or $550 FW-88/FW-89 2-print set