Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Zojo Temple in Snow, 1933
Tsuchiya Koitsu - After moving to Tokyo at age fifteen, Koitsu studied for many years with the woodblock artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. Known for his beautiful landscape prints with a dramatic use of light and shade, Koitsu was one of the leaders of the shin-hanga or new print movement in 20th century Japan.
Comments - Wonderful winter view of Zojoji or Zojo Temple, the ornate red building framed by snow-covered pine. A few figures beneath umbrellas make their way across the grounds through the falling snow. A lovely scene with a handsome composition and beautiful bokashi shading.
- Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
- Doi, later edition from original blocks
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.