Shoda Koho, "Moonlit Canal"
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Originally produced in c. 1930s, the night scene prints of Hasegawa/Nishinomiya are atmospheric and unburdened by large amounts of color. Dominated by palettes of blue and black, the simplicity of the designs are striking. In this woodblock print, a canal is shown in early evening with the full moon ablaze in the sky. A beautiful composition with the trees reflecting in the calm water. A rare, early edition.
Date: c. 1930s
Publisher: Nishinomiya/Hasegawa (early edition)
Condition: Excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 20” x 1/2”, Classic Wood, Ebony
Little is known about the artists employed by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya to produce these series of prints. The artists who produced these prints include Eijiro, Shoda Koho, Yoshimoto Gesso, and Arai Yoshimune.