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Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Lot 25: Koitsu Tsuchiya (Japanese, 1870 - 1949), Benkei Bridge, woodblock print on paper,

Huntington Museum of Art

October 16, 2021
Huntington, WV, US

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Description

Koitsu Tsuchiya (Japanese, 1870 - 1949), Benkei Bridge, woodblock print on paper, c. 1945-49, signed within the plate, measures 15.50 x 10.50 inches full sheet. CONDITION: Good, some light spotting in the margins, unmounted. Born in 1870 outside Hamamatsu, his given name was Koichi. At the age of 15, he moved to Tokyo to study woodblock printing under Matsuzaki, a carver for the ukiyo-e master Kiyochika Kobayashi. However, he soon left Matsuzaki and became a student of Kiyochika himself. For 19 years, Koitsu lived in Kiyochika’s home, studying the art of Japanese woodblock printing. His first prints were war scenes of the Sino-Japanese war (1894-95). He later worked as a lithographer. In 1931, a chance meeting with the publisher Watanabe changed the course of his career. From that time on, Koitsu specialized in Japanese landscape prints in the Shin Hanga style.

Artist or Maker

Koitsu Tsuchiya (Japanese, 1870 - 1949)

Medium

woodblock print

Condition Report

Good, some light spotting in the margins, unmounted

Provenance

Private Collection, New York

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