Artist: SHODA, Koho (1870-1946)Title: "Ohashi Bridge at Atako"Date: ca1910-20; ("later edition," late 1990's-present)Provenance: Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection (following his death, via dealer contact).Series: Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"Publisher: Nishinomiya (Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.) Note: Bottom 2 kanji characters "Yosaku" (father's first name) deleted.Medium: Japanese Woodblock PrintImage Size: 7 1/8 x 10Impression: Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving.Condition: Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Koho Shoda (ca. 1871-1946) was a Japanese artist associated with the shin-hanga ("New Prints") art movement in Japan during the early 20th century. This movement was influenced by European Impressionism and its imagery focused on landscapes, women, and nature.
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