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Benkei Bridge at Night, 1933 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Item Number: 875862

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Auction Category: Shin-hanga & Modern, 1900 -
Item Number: 875862
 
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Benkei Bridge at Night, 1933 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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.

Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
Publisher - 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.


Benkei Bridge at Night, 1933 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Benkei Bridge at Night, 1933 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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