Koitsu -- "(Tea House) Yokocho at Yotsuya Araki"

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Artist Koitsu TSUCHIYA (1870-1949)
Title "(Tea House) Yokocho at Yotsuya Araki"
("Yotsuya Araki Yokocho")
Date 1935
Series na
Publisher Doi Publisher
("Doi Eiichi" seal)
Carver/Printer Harada/Itakura
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage"
(embossing) to kimonos, entry door, and windows; very finely carved details.
Condition Excellent. Fresh strong colors.
(No flaws--uncirculated print.)
Reference/Illus Chigasaki Museum's 1999 Koitsu Exhibition Catalogue, p15, pl# 16; Andacht p145.
Comments Superb mastery of light for which Koitsu is so well known. Classic "Tea House" image.
Item # Available NOW as JS-2900;
(JS-2788 Sold/JG;
JS-2967 Sold/JG;
JS-2922 Sold/JG)
Price $325