TOKO -- "Full Moon at Enoshima Beach"

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Artist TOKO (dates unknown)
(active 1933-50 per Roach)
Title "Full Moon at Enoshima Beach" ("**")
Date 1933
Provenance Private placement.
Discovered "hidden inside" the matting/framing of another print ("as found" vs "hidden inside") by family of Marine Colonel Louis A. Ennis--USMC stationed in Japan 1946-49.
Series na
Publisher Doi Sadachi
Seal, Carver/Printer Black/red "Toko" signature/seal
Yamada/Matsushita
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; extensive "gauffrage"
(embossing) to trees, waves, and moon; highly detailed carving; crisp lines.
Condition Excellent.
Very clean front and verso.
(Few surface scratches--otherwise flawless.) Uncirculated (found "hidden behind" matting/framing of another 1940's print.)
Note 1946-49 vintage "Concessionaire's sticker" attached to verso of frame.
Reference/Illus na
Comments A striking nighttime image by a skillful and intriguing shin-hanga artist. Very rare.
(Learn more: Marc Kahn's Shotei.com "Tk" article.)
Item # GG-007
Price $950 (Sold/NK)