KOBAYASHI, Eijiro -- "High Bridge by Night" (#11)

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Eijiro
Title "A High Bridge by Night"
(Whistler influence)
Date ca1910-20;
("early-edition," 1910/38)
Provenance Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Estate (following his death, via dealer contact).
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 x 9 3/4
(narrow margins, as issued)
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; nicely visible woodgrain to sky; amazingly life-like reflection; deep saturation of pigments; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1241.
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.)
Item # NS-07
Price $375 (Sold/AW/j52)