KOITSU Japanese Woodblock Print OWL AND MOON 1930s

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 09, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
KOITSU Japanese Woodblock Print OWL AND MOON 1930s TSUCHIYA KOITSU An Owl and the Full Moon Date: original printed 1933, this later edition published by Doi with Harada/Seki carver/printer seals
Size: approx. 7.75" x 15.25"
Condition: Fine, no flaws, uncirculated print, never framed
Impression: Fine, solid keylines, nice surface texture, tight registration
Color: Fine, deep saturated color and bleed through to verso
An owl perches on a tree branch as the full moon rises. ABOUT TSUCHIYA KOITSU
Tsuchiya Koitsu was born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture. At the age of 15 he came to Tokyo and be came a pupil of a woodblock engraver, Matsuzaki. As Matsuzuaki worked for Kobayashi Kiyochika (the finest landscape woodcut artist of Meiji Japan), Koitsu became known to Kiyochika, became his pupil, and lived in his home as a member of his family for 19 years. Becoming acquainted with Watanabe on the occasion of the exhibition held in memory of the 17th anniversary of the death of Kiyochika, he commenced making color prins of many places in Japan, carrying on a Kiyochika tradition. PLEASE VISIT MY EBAY STORE FOR MORE WOODBLOCK PRINTS

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