Artist: Ito, YuhanTitle: "Tsukuda Jima" (given name) (aka, "Sailboat in Sunset's Glow")Date: Designed ca1930's. (Printed ca1938-early 1960's.)Publisher: Nishinomiya Yosaku (Tokyo publisher, active 1872-1950's; very marginally until 1996.)Image Size: 9 3/4 x 14 5/8Medium: Japanese Woodblock PrintImpression: Very Fine. Skillfully executed soft "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to waves; visible woodgrain to sky; life-like reflection. (Printed largely without the use of black "key-lines.")Condition: Excellent. Excellent colors. Full original margins. (Slight age-toning.)
Ito Yuhan (1882-1951) was a Japanese landscape artist and printmaker active during the 1930's. His prints are distinct with their vivid colors and subtle gradations of shading, evoking the romantic beauty of an unspoiled Japanese past.
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