Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Benkei Bridge at Night, 1933
Comments - Beautiful night scene of the famous Benkei Bridge, the distant pathway lined with blossoming cherry trees. Lanterns at both sides of the bridge cast a soft yellow glow, and the cherry blossoms are a delicate lavender shade as evening falls. A lovely contemplative image, beautifully composed and colored. This is a post-WWII impression dating circa 1950 - 1963.
- Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
- Doi, later edition from original blocks, circa 1950 - 1963
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Vertical creasing in center. Slight toning, slight rubbing and a few notations in margins, faint stains at edge. Please see photos for details.