Tsuchiya KOITSU Gallery

"B. near Hamamatsu. Given name Koichi. At age 15 went to Tokyo to study under Matsuzaki, a carver for Kobayashi Kiyochika. Kiyochika took him into his home where he remained studying for 19 years. Designed woodblock prints during Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895, later worked as a lithographer. After meeting Watanabe Shozaburo at an exhibition of Kobayashi Kiyochika's prints, Koitsu designed figurative landscape moku-hanga published by Watanabe, Kawaguchi, and Doi from 1932. Koitsu's prints, like those of Kobayashi Kiyochika, are often characterized by dramatic use of light." --'Guide to Modern Japanese Prints: 1900-1975' by H. Merritt and N. Yamada

Tsuchiya KOITSU (1870-1949). "Rain at Horyuji Temple, Nara", oban tate-e (15" x 10"). Signed "Koitsu" with Shin seal; LR margin titled and dated "Showa 13, 6th month (June, 1938)"; LL margin has Doi Hanga-ten copyright together with carver and printer marks (Harada and Yokoi, respectively). Condition: excellent; full margins; paper has 14-mm encircled "DO" watermark in UL corner. SOLD. (#98AC)
Koitsu Tsuchiya KOITSU (1870-1949). Asakusa Kinryusan, oban tata-e (16" x 11"). Signed "Koitsu" with Shin seal LL. Originally published in 1937; reissued in 1950s by Doi Hanga-ten (carver & printer: Harada & Yokoi). Condition: very good; full margins; very slight toning; encircled "DO" watermark in UL margin. $450. (#A0AM)
Koitsu Tsuchiya KOITSU (1870-1949). "Full Moon at Akashi Beach", oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Koitsu" with Shin seal LR. Originally published in 1934 and reissued in late 1940s by Watanabe (6-mm seal LL). Condition: very good-to-excellent; full margins; very slight toning; "-wide tape centrally located on the back of top & bottom margins.$450. (#A4AD)
Koitsu Tsuchiya KOITSU (1870-1949). Evening at Ushigoma, oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Koitsu" with Shinsei seal; published posthumously (originally published in 1939). SOLD. (#LS17)
Koitsu Tsuchiya KOITSU (1870-1949). Boats at Shinagawa, oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Koitsu" with Shin seal; originally published in 1936; reissued in 1950s by Doi Hanga-ten (carver & printer: Harada & Yokoi). Condition: very good; bottom and lower right margins water-stained (not apparent in image); encircled "DO" watermark in UL margin.SOLD. (#LS18)
Koitsu Tsuchiya KOITSU (1870-1949). "Sunset at Tomonotsu, Inland Sea", oban tate-e (14" x 9"). Signed "Koitsu" with Shin seal LR. Originally published in 1940 and reissued posthumously by Watanabe (7-mm seal LR). Condition: very good; full margins; slight toning; some 1"-wide tape residue centrally located on the back of all margins.$375. (#LS19)
Koitsu Tsuchiya KOITSU (1870-1949). Snow at Miyajima, oban yoko-e (9" x 14"). Signed "Koitsu" with Shin seal LL. Originally published in 1937; reissued in 1950s by Doi Hanga-ten (carver & printer: Harada & Yokoi). Condition fair-to-good; margins intact; staining across top margin with corresponding tape residue on back; moderate foxing; encircled "DO" watermark in UR margin. $325. (#LS38)

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