Setonaikai Tomonotsu: Seto Inland Sea, Tomonotsu

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
Published 1940 (c. 1946 impression)
Dimensions Ôban tate-e [~15.6 x 10.7 inches]
Notes Artist Signature: Koitsu
Artist Seal: Shin
Publisher: Watanabe
Publisher Seal: Round Watanabe 6mm
Reference: Walker, Ross F.: Doi, Toshikazu. The Catalogue Raisonne of Tsuchiya Koitsu, 2008. Reference: TK-WN-8.

An atmospheric view of the port in the Tomo ward of Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture. Two boats are in the foreground with figures on board sorting their cargo. The dusk light creates a pink hue throughout the scene.

Koitsu Tsuchiya (1870 -1949) was born near Hamamatsu City (Shizuoka Prefecture) with the name "Sahei" and moved to Tokyo at the age of fifteen. He became Kiyochika's apprentice and moved into his home to study art and print design. Koitsu lived with Kiyochika for 19 years and it is through Kiyochika that Koitsu gained his trademark skill in the subtle use of light and shadow for his landscape prints. He worked and studying with Kiyochika until 1903. In 1922 he moved to his wife's place of birth in Chigasaki City and lived there until his death.

Condition: Faint glue residue to verso and sheet edge on left side.
Framing mounted
Price £975.00
Stock ID 51408