Tsuchiya Koitsu: Lake Motosu - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu

Title: Lake Motosu

Date: 1934

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This print is authentic, not restrike or reproduction. I guarantee it. This print was created by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) He was the member of the group of artists like Kawase Hasui, Takahashi Shotei(Hiroaki), Shiro Kasamatsu who created the prints for publishers Watanabe Shozaburo, Doi Teiichi and others. The landscape prints of Tsuchiya Koitsu are notable for their dramatic use of light and shadow. Koitsu worked for Watanabe, also designed numerous prints for the publisher Doi Teiichi, and a few prints for Kawaguchi & Sakai and the Kyoto publisher Baba Nobuhiko. Here is “Mount Fuji fromLake Motosu-ko”, one of great prints published and printed by Doi Teiichi in Showa 9 (1934}, probably the best Fuji print of Koitsu published by Doi. Signed Koitsu and has artists seal Shin (true). Inscribed in Japanese on the right margin. Has publisher seal Doi Eiichi and carver/printer Harada/Seki seals, indicate it’s published c.1979. It’s one from the best designs of the artist. Oban size 15 3/4" by 10 1/2". Great impression, excellent color , bleedthrough and registration, pristine condition.

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