Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Horiyuji Temple, Nara, 1938
Sketches of Famous Places in Japan - In the early 1960s, the publisher Hamamatsu-Do (Doi) re-released a group of classic shin-hanga landscapes by Hasui and Koitsu under the series title "Sketches of Famous Places in Japan." Using the original blocks, Hamamatsu-Do (Doi) printed the designs, which were also distributed by the publisher Oedo Mokuhansha. The series was produced in a limited edition of 200 sets of 28 subjects, very finely printed and beautifully colored. A terrific opportunity to collect a lovely shin-hanga design.
Comments - Peaceful view of the spire of Horyuji Temple on a rainy day, a large pine tree framing the scene on the right. Two women walk along the pathway towards the gate under colorful umbrellas, the red and white stripes of the kimono in the foreground adding a visual link to the red lines of the pagoda. A lovely atmospheric image.
- Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
- Hamamatsu-Do (Doi), later edition
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 15 3/8" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.