ODA Kazuma -- "Matsue Bridge in Snow" (#3)

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Artist ODA, Kazuma (1881-1956)
Title "Matsue Bridge in Snow"
("Matsue Ohashi")
Date 1924
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6-mm seal" lower/right
(used 1946-57)
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to snow-covered mountains, bridges, and umbrellas; crisply detailed lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
Full margins. (Small thinning upper/right verso corner; faint discoloration top margin edge; light toning.)
Reference/Illus "The New Wave" pl# 141; Blair "1930 Toledo Exhibition" #167.
Comments Beautiful wintertime snowscene with extensive "gauffage." Very rare, classic "shin hanga" image, in quite nice condition. Matsue was the bitterly cold wintertime home of Lafcadio Hearn on Japan's northern coast.
Rarely seen.
Item # GG-177
Price $2450