ISHIWATA, Koitsu -- "Evening Glow at Namamugi, Yokohama"

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Artist ISHIWATA, Koitsu (1897-1987)
Title "Evening Glow at Namamugi, Yokohama"
("Namamugi no Yu")
Date 1931 ("First Edition" printing)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "B-seal" (lower right margin)
(used only 1927-32, and appropriate "First Edition" seal)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print. Light "gauffrage" (embossing) to crescent moon and buildings; strongly visible woodgrain in sky; life-like reflection; silver metallic pigments to stone-pile lower/right; very highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Deep, rich colors. Clean front and verso. (Very slight bumping to right margin corners; very slight wear--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Wonderful colors--Yokohama harbor buildings set against a multi-color sky. Appropriate seal for "First Edition" printing. A very rarely seen print.
Item # MB-18
Price $1,450 (Sold/MS)