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Ishiwata Kôitsu (1897-1987)

Rural village at dawn.

Title: Hakubo – Chôshi-machi Imamiya-dori (Twilight at Imamiya Street in Chôshi)

Signature: Kôitsu

Seal: Ishikawa

Publisher: Watanabe (round 6-mm seal)

Date: Shôwa 7 (1932)

Size: Horizontal Oban, 24 x 36,1 cm (block size)

Very good impression with excellent colours. Printed from the original woodblocks, 1946-57. Minimal crease (possibly due to the printing process) at the upper margin, two tiny usual pinholes, altogether excellent condition.

Cp.: Amy Reigle Stephens et al., The new wave, London/Leiden 1993, p. 178, Img. 225. Also Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Juda Coll. No. M.73.37.474