ITO Yuhan -- "Fuji from Taganoura" (#9)

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Artist Ito, Yuhan (1882-1951)
(All references indicate "active ca1930-40.")
Title "Fuji from Taganoura"
(given name)
Date Designed ca1930's.
(Printed ca1938-early 1960's.)
Series na
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku (Tokyo publisher, active 1872-1950's; very marginally until 1996.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/4 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed soft "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to Fuji and reflection; life-like reflection. (Printed without the use of black "key-lines.")
Condition Excellent. Strong, fresh colors. Full original margins. (Light "age-toning"--absolutely flawless.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Not often seen--a wonderful reflected Fuji image. Ito's images lack black "key-lines"--thusly imparting an overall soft, "watercolor" appearance.
(Stock photos.)
Nishinomiya Publisher's inventory now appears "sold out." Rare.
Item # GG-269
Price $695 (Sold/DR)
(few copies remain)