||Noel Nouet (1885-1969)
(Active 1935-37, left Japan 1962)
||"Kikyo Gate, Imperial Palace"
Noel Nouet (bottom margin)
(Early pre-War printing)
||"Scenes of Tokyo Views"
("Tokyo fukkei zen nijuyon mai")
(Learn more: ("The Woodblock Prints of Noel Nouet").
(Doi "watermark" upper left)
||9 1/2 x 14 1/2
Light "gauffrage" (embossing) to castle and water areas; lifelike reflection;
crisp, highly detailed linework.
||Excellent. Strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; very slight wear.)
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.)