ITO Yuhan -- "Snowy Kyoto Streetscene"

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Artist Ito, Yuhan (1882-1951)
(All references indicate "active ca1930-40.")
Title "Snowy Kyoto Streetscene"
(given name)
(aka: "Snowy Village" and "Tennonji in Snow")
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 1/2
Impression Fine. Skillful, soft "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to foreground snow accumulation; visible woodgrain to sky. (Some inconsequential "ink smudging" to center snow and right margin.) (Printed with minimal use of black "key-lines.")
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Full margins. (Several surface scratches; light wear; light age-toning. See "Impression.")
Reference/Illus "Shin-Hanga--New Prints in Modern Japan" Fig #103, p77.
Comments A wonderfully snowy streetscene image. Ito's images largely lack black "key-lines"--thusly imparting an overall soft, "watercolor" appearance. RARELY seen image.
Item # JS-2134
Price Bi-Weekly Special $525 SOLD