YOSHIMOTO, Gesso -- "Cherry Blossoms by Moonlight"

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Artist YOSHIMOTO, Gesso
Title "Cherry Blossoms by Moonlight"
Date ca1920-30's; (before WWII)
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Estate (following his death, via dealer contact).
Series Nishinomiya's "Japanese Scenes on 'Tanzaku'"
Publisher Hasegawa/Nishinomiya
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1885 until late-1950's; then sporadically until today.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 3 1/8 x 13 3/8 "tanzaku"
(tall/narrow "pillar print")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Original narrow margins--as published.
Reference/Illus ca1920 "Hasegawa Catalogue" #1593.
Comments From a series of tall/narrow ("tanzauku") prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya-- a challenging format designed to hang from the interior roof-poles of early traditional Japanese homes. (Learn more.) Rarely seen.
Item # Available Now as GG-086C
(GG-086B Sold/BM;
GG-086 Sold/KL)
Price $250