Kôitsu: Asa no Fuji
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Tsuchiya Kôitsu (1870-1949)
A majestic view of Mount Fuji in the morning light, with the tranquil Lake Kawaguchi in the foreground.
Title: Asa no Fuji - Kawaguchi-ko (Mount Fuji in the morning - Lake Kawaguchi)
Publisher: Doi Hanga-ten, Tokyo
Date: Shôwa 11 (1936)
Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Horizontal Dai-Ôban, 25.8 x 39.3 cm (image)
Excellent impression and colours, with gaufrage. Full margins. At the left side inconspicuous mat stain, verso in left margin two small paper remnants from previous mounting. Round watermark "Do" (for Doi) in upper right corner. A little later edition, c. 1946-50s. A particularly nice and rarely seen view of Mount Fuji with very fine colour nuances.
Illustration in Walker/Doi, Catalogue Raisonné of Tsuchiya Koitsu, p. 86, no. 3.40, TK-DH-38.