Noel Nouet -- Asakusa Temple

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Artist Noel Nouet (1885-1969)
(Active 1935-37, left Japan 1962)
Title "Asakusa Temple"
Date 1936 (mid-printing by Seki (1965-95), likely 1980's)
Series "Scenes of Tokyo Views"
("Tokyo fukkei zen nijuyon mai")
(Learn more: ("The Woodblock Prints of Noel Nouet").
Publisher Doi Eiichi
Carver/Printer Endoh/Seki
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; nicely visible "woodgrain" in center upper sky; very finely carved details, crisp key-lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Attractive red temple print. Bottom margin reads "Nouet saku," or "Made by Nouet." 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.)
Item # JS-1005
Price $375