SHODA, Koho -- "Moonlit Sea (with Clouds)" (#15)

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Artist SHODA, Koho
Title "Moonlit Sea (with Clouds)" variant
Date ca1910-20;
("mid-edition," ca1938-60)
Provenance Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following his death.
Series Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
Publisher Nishinomiya
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 10 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; amazingly life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Narrow margins--as issued. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1250.
Comments One of the delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--an early series of 21 prints which together convey "the essense of shin-hanga." (Learn more.) This print is a variant copy with an added block used to "add clouds" into an otherwise solid sky color (2nd copy we've encountered). Rare.
Item # NS-06
Price $435 (Sold/JA/j52)