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Yuhan - SOLD

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Artist: Ito Yuhan
Title: Dawn Near Nikko
Date: c. 1930s, published by Nishinomiya
Size: full oban, approx. 10.75" x 16.25"
Condition: VG, three paper residues on verso from original folder mounting , "Made in Japan" stamped on verso
Impression: Fine, solid key lines, nice surface texture, tight registration
Color: Fine, deep saturated color and bleed through to verso

About Ito Yuhan

A landscape artist who designed an extraordinary group of woodblock prints during the 1930's for the publisher Nishinomiya, Ito Yuhan (1882-1951), was primarily a painter. Yuhan's designs are characterized by vivid colors and subtle gradations, and lacking a key block, they often resemble watercolors. The absence of human figures in Yuhan's prints evokes a sense of the stillness of a bygone era in Japan.