KOBAYASHI, Eijiro -- "Evening Cool/Sumida River" (Sepia) (#11)

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Eijiro
(1870-1946)
Title "Evening Cool on the Sumida River" (sepia version)
Date ca1910-20;
("mid-edition," ca1938/60; on thin paper)
Provenance Obtained via prominent San Francisco dealer contact (active 1897 to 2007--store now closed).
Series Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 9 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to moon; amazingly life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
Strong colors.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1244.
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-11
Price $335