Koitsu -- "Racoon Dog"

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Artist Koitsu TSUCHIYA (1870-1949)
Title "Racoon Dog"
(given name)
Date undated (ca1930--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 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to backgound and foreground; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to racoon's fir, grasses, and crescent moon; nicely visible woodgrain to upper background; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Very clean front and verso. (Very slight wear. No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Koitsu Raisonne #TK-DH-80
Comments A delightful nightime image. A rarely seen print.
Item # MB-43
Price Special Pricing $225 (Sold/RW)
(Reg $495/$375/$300)