Tsuchiya Koitsu: Sunset at Tomonotsu, Inland Sea - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu

Title: Sunset at Tomonotsu, Inland Sea

Date: 1940

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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. Here is “Sunset at Tomonotsu, Inland Sea”, one of great prints published and printed by Watanabe Shosaburo in 1940 (this one is later lifetime edition c.1948-50). Signed Koitsu and has artists seal Shin (true). Inscribed in Japanese on the left margin. Bears 6mm Watanabe round seal, indicate it’s early lifetime edition. It’s one of the best designs of the artists. Oban size 15 1/4" by 10 1/4". Great impression, color , bleedthrough and registration, slightly toned.

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