Hodo -- "Iris"

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Artist NISHIMURA, Hodo
(active 1930's)
Title "Iris"
Date 1937
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death.
Series na
Publisher Takemura Hideo
(Yokohama, 1926-39)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Excellent.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; deep "gauffrage" (embossing) to flowers; highly detailed carving, crisp lines. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamping verso margin.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Soft crease upper left--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Striking and colorful image of purple, blue, and white irises. PRE-War image--publisher H.Takemura (produced prints of exceptional technical quality) ceased business in 1939. Rarely seen.
Item # GG-003
Price $395 (Sold/SL)