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Showa Period (1926-1989)

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Tsuchiya Koitsu, Japanese, (1870–1949)
Lake Kawaguchi, 1933
Ink on Paper
9 7/16 in. x 14 1/4 in. (239.71 mm x 361.95 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Showa (Japan, 1926-1989)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frederick S. Bailey
Accession Number: 54.1.109

Alternate Title: Kawaguchi-ko

On verso in upper right: label - Bai VI 8. On recto on lower edge in pencil: View of Fiji from Laka Kawaguchi, Kaitsu. Signed: Koitsu. Artist's seal: Shin. Printer: Goto. Carver: Yamada.

Colored ink on paper; woodblock print.

Object Description
Color woodblock print in modern Japanese style, with an image of a mountain, lake and trees (landscape). The gentle slopes of Mt. Fuji are seen beyond the pines that line Lake Kawaguchi. Koitsu started his career as a woodblock carver for other artists and then began to create his own works in the modern style. He was particularly interested in French Impressionism and the subtleties of light and color.

Publisher: Doi Sadaichi seal.

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