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Tsuchiya Kôitsu (1870-1949)

Mount Fuji at dusk, seen from Lake Sai, pine trees in the foreground.

Title: Saiko no yûshô (Sunset at Lake Sai)

Signature: Kôitsu

Seal: Shin

Publisher: Doi, for Tôkyô-dô, Tokyo

Date: Shôwa 13 (1938)

Size: Horizontal Ôban, 24,2 x 36,3 cm (image size)

Excellent impression, very good colours. Some residual stains from previous mounting in margins and on verso. Narrow marginal mat stain at left, very faint. Verso in top corners two paper strips from previous hinging. Overall very good condition. Round watermark of Doi in upper right corner.
This rarely seen publisher’s mark "Hanmoto Tôkyô-dô" is documented for some of the artist's woodblock prints from 1933 to 1941. The paper watermark of the publisher Doi, however, rather suggests that Doi may have produced a part of the edition, presumably in the 1950s, for the bookstore Tôkyô-dô. See also Walker/Doi, p. 260f, 295.

Walker/Doi, Catalogue Raisonné of Tsuchiya Koitsu, No. TK-DH-49, fig. 3.51, p. 97.