Koitsu -- "Hawk and Setting Sun"

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Artist Koitsu TSUCHIYA (1870-1949)
Title "Hawk and Setting Sun"
Date undated (ca1930's/40's--purchased in 1947)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Doi
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/8 x 13 5/8 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to backgound and red sun; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to hawk's feathers; nicely visible woodgrain to background and red sun; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Very clean front and verso. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A hawk seen flying above an orange setting sun and a pine branch. A rarely seen print. Early post-War printing, flawless condition.
Item # MB-02
Price $600 (Sold/SF)