Kôitsu: The pine grove at MihoKôitsu: The pine grove at Miho
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Tsuchiya Kôitsu (1870-1949)

A morning view from the famous pine grove on Miho beach, to Mount Fuji rising on the horizon. Boats are lying on the shore, to the left a small red Shintô shrine.

Title: Miho no Matsubara (The pine grove at Miho)

Signature: Kôitsu

Seal: Shin

Publisher: Baba Nobuhiko, Tokyo

Date: Shôwa 13 (1938)

Size: Horizontal Ôban, 23,8 x 36,4 cm (image size)

First (and probably only) edition. Excellent impression, yellow minimally faded, but overall still very good colours. Slight discoloration from former mounting in upper left margin, small corner crease in top left corner. A tiny hole expertly restored. Very good overall condition. A very rare print by the artist.

Walker/Doi, Catalogue Raisonné of Tsuchiya Koitsu, No. TK-BN-2, ill. 2.8, p.23.