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Artist:Koizumi Kishio 小泉癸巳男 (1893-1945)
Description: No.22, Monkey bridge in winter (Fuyu no saruhashi 冬の猿端橋) from the series 'One Hundred views of new Japan' (Shin Nihon hyakkei新日本百景). Published by the Japan Woodblock Print Society (Nihon hanga kyōkai) in dec. 1939. More than thirty artists collaborated in this series, featuring famous places and modern urban life. Produced by artists from the Creative Print Movement, which began early in the 20th century by artists who designed, cut and printed their own woodblock prints. Due to WWII this series came to a halt in 1941 and reached 39 designs, Japanese authorities fearing the prints might provide too much information to enemies. Each edition has about 50 impressions.
Signed:Kishio, with Izumi seal.
Size:ca 25.8 x 32.9 (full size)
Condition:Very good impression, colour and condition.
Price:Euro 775 SOLD