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The Night Scene Series: 'A Country Scene' #1255 in Sepia Tones

It depicts a beautiful silhouetted night scene along a countryside canal, with trees silhouetted against an evening sky, and reflecting on the surface of the waterway. There are houses in deep colors, with barely their rooftops noticeable.  This print is in sepia tones.  It was published by Hasegawa-Nishinomiya, c1930's.  It is a middle period edition on thin paper, with its artist and publisher seals.  The publisher marks lie low in the left margin, which indicates that this is a middle period version for this print.  There is a great description of the publication dates for the Hasegawa 'Night Series' of prints at  It is marked 'Made in Japan' on the verso.  It measures 10.75" x 8", including its margins.  It is in original condition with superb color.  There is a paper crease in the top margin that extends into the top of the print.  It is clearly in the making of the paper.  The Night Scenes series of twenty-one chuban prints illustrates evening views evocative of traditional Japan in a limited palette of sepia or blue originally issued in the 1910s, although Nishinomiya seems to have continued to produce the simple nocturnes in the same format into the 1920s-30s.  The collaborative series included the work of Shoda, Koho (1871-1946), Arai, Yoshimune (1873-1945), Kobayashi, Kiyochika (1847-1915), Gyosui, Suzuki (1898-?) and Eijiro, Kobayashi (1870-1946) and Yoshimoto, Gesso (1881-1936). A 1920s catalogue issued by Hasegawa-Nishinomiya illustrates each of the twenty-one designs with titles. P7565  $225.00

Shoda, Koho (1871-1946) The Night Scene Series: 'A Country Scene' #1255 in Sepia

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