Takashi ITO -- "Ferry at Odai, Tokyo"

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Artist Takashi ITO (1894-1982)
Title "Ferry at Odai, Tokyo"
("Odai no Watashi")
Date ca1923-32
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 "6-mm seal"
(used only 1946-57)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; "gauffrage" (embossing) to boats and smoke area; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight wrinkling left; bump bottom/left corner; tiny spot left sky; couple surface scratches; tack-holes upper margin.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Colorful and highly detailed harbor scene. A seldom seen print. (Pencil title and artist name by Watanabe staff.)
Item # MB-38
Price $1600 (Reserved/NK)