Tsuchiya Koitsu, "Evening at Benkei Bridge"
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In this early edition work by Tsuchiya Koitsu published by Doi Hangaten, Tokyo's famed Benkei Bridge is shown on a Spring evening with the blossoms in full bloom. Named after the great warrior monk Benkei, the bridge was the site of the legendary confrontation between Benkei and Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Masterfully printed to show the glow of the lanterns and reflections in the stream below.
Size: Oban (approx. 10” x 15”)
Edition: Printed c. 1950s (Harada/Yokoi seals)
Publisher: Doi Hangaten
Condition: Some markings in margin, otherwise excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24", Classic Wood, Clear Walnut
Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) was a student of Kobayashi Kiyochika whose landscape prints are widely regarded and coveted by collectors today.