Noel Nouet -- "Kikyo Gate, Imperial Palace"

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Artist Noel Nouet (1885-1969)
(Active 1935-37, left Japan 1962)
Title "Kikyo Gate, Imperial Palace"
Noel Nouet (bottom margin)
Date 1935
(Early pre-War printing)
Series "Scenes of Tokyo Views"
("Tokyo fukkei zen nijuyon mai")
(Learn more: ("The Woodblock Prints of Noel Nouet").
Publisher Doi Eiichi
(Doi "watermark" upper left)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine.
Light "gauffrage" (embossing) to castle and water areas; lifelike reflection; crisp, highly detailed linework.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments One of Nouet's earliest designs, based on his pen/ink sketches -- as printed in monochomatic blue ink. It is believed that the extremely fine lines seen in the "key-blocks" of Noute's prints may have, in fact, been produced using zinc plates. (Learn more.) Rarely seen.
Item # GG-179
Price $395