Tsuchiya Koitsu: Fishing for Cormorants at Nagaragawa - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu

Title: Fishing for Cormorants at Nagaragawa

Date: 1940

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Japanese Woodblock by Koitsu ‘Cormorant Fishing at Night’ (1940) A bold and unusual nighttime scene of cormorant fishing boats (using fires to attract fish) as a lantern-laden pleasure boat of viewers looks on?by Koitsu Tsuchiya (1870-1949) titled ”Nagaragawa Ukai,” which translates as “Fishing with Cormorants at Nagara River” and margin dated as “Showa 15,” or 1940. Published by Doi Eiichi and with the printer/carver seals Harada/Seki. Doi “watermark” upper right corner. Circa 1981-95 (not new). Print shows no signs of any prior mounting and is in very fine condition. Clean backside?bold, fresh, bright colors. Image measures 9 ? x 14 3/8 inches.

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