||Koitsu TSUCHIYA (1870-1949)
||Consigned by a knowledgable collector.
||K & S "D-seal" (used 1931-40's)
||10 1/4 x 14 7/8
("dai-oban," large oban)
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to
moon, water reflections, and silhouettes; very finely carved details, crisp key-lines.
||Very Good to Nearly Excellent.
Very Good colors.
(Faint mat-line middle of margins; few surface
scratches; "bumping" at lower edge of wide bottom margin;" light toning; light wear.)
||Ross Walker's "Catalogue Raisonne of Tsuchiya Koitsu" p262, pl# 8.3
and book's FRONT coverpiece.
||Exhibits the superb mastery of light for which Koitsu is so well known.
Chosen as THE Koitsu print to be on the
front cover of "The Catalogue Raisonne of Tsuchiya Koitsu"
-- comprehensive review of Koitsu's 300-plus lifetime prints.
$2100.00 Special (Sold/EM)
($3600 if perfect -- SEE
"EG-241 -- Sold $3600"