Artist: Nouet Noel
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Monday, 18 April 2005 Title Hibiya Artist Noel Nouet 1885-1944 Signature Noel Nouet in the plate Dated 1936 Publisher Doi Technique/Medium Woodblock print Impression excellent … (early printing, before W.W.II) printed on "do" water marked paper Colors excellent - very good Condition very good … light toning, several faint foxing. Description From Nouet's most famous series, "Tokyo Fukei" (Scenery of Tokyo), "Hibiya". The Kumogata Pond surrounded by dense greens in Hibiya Park. Contrast to the dark middleground, the tall Hibiya Public Hall glimmers in the sunset on the background. The intricatly carved black lines for which Nouet's prints were known, were based on his detailed pen sketches. Note carver Ikeda, printer Yokoi Width 10.6 inches = 27.0 cm Height 15.7 inches = 40.0 cm Literature "Hanga ni Miru Tokyo no Fukei" (The Scenery of Tokyo in Prints: From the Great Kanto Earthquake to Before World War II), Tokyo; Folk Museum of Ota City, 2002, - pg. 67, pl.266