ITO Yuhan -- "Tsukuda Jima"

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Artist Ito, Yuhan (1882-1951)
(All references indicate "active ca1930-40.")
Title "Tsukuda Jima"
(given name)
(aka, "Sailboat in Sunset's Glow")
Date Designed ca1930's.
Printed likely 1960's/70's.
Provenance Obtained directly from Tokyo publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku's remaining final inventory-- (learn more).
Series na
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku (Tokyo publisher, active 1872-1950's; marginally until 1996.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/4 x 14 5/8
Impression Fine. Skillful, soft "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to waves; visible woodgrain to sky; life-like reflection. (Printed largely without the use of black "key-lines.")
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Full margins. (A few surface scratches; light wear; light age-toning.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Not often seen--a delightfully colorful sailboat/sunset image. Ito's images largely lack black "key-lines"--thusly imparting an overall soft, "watercolor" appearance.
Item # JS-2131
Price $550 (Sold)