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Japanese woodblock print

NOTES/DATE/ETC: 1910-20 -- Hasegawa/Nishimomiya's "Night Scenes" Series (1938-60's printing)

SIZE IN INCHES: 7 1/4 x 10 inches (+ margins as shown)

COMMENTS: From the "Night Scenes" series.

THE NIGHT SCENES SERIES of prints published during the early 1900's by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya of Tokyo. There are 21 chuban-sized prints included in the series which is indicative of the early transitional style of shin-hanga, the dominant movement in Japanese print making during the first half of the twentieth century. The artists who created designs for the series were: Koho Shoda, Eijiro Kobayashi, Yoshimune Arai, Kiyochika Kobayashi, and Gyosui Suzuki.

The series is comprised of prints showing evening and night views of popular Japanese landscape tableaus often under a full moon. Variant editions employing sepia and brown tones are also known, but the series is printed primarily in blues and blacks with highlights of yellow, red and pink.


VG+ to Fine -- as shown

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Auction ended on Sat, Sep 16, 2017
Estimate $300 - $400
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