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Imamiya Street, Choshi, at Dusk

Ishiwata Kōitsu (1897-1987)
 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Imamiya Street, Choshi, at Dusk

by Ishiwata Kōitsu, originally 1932

Ishiwata Kōitsu (1897-1987)


IHL Cat. #1206

About This Print

Source: website of the University of Alberta Art Collection http://collections.museums.ualberta.ca/uaac/uaac/details.aspx?key=15855

This print maintains Koitsu Ishiwata's reputation gained for depicting life in Tokyo and Yokohama's streets. Choshi is a port city in the subprefecture Chiba of Tokyo and is a developing tourist destination as well as a home to many industries in Chiba. This print is a characteristic Koitsu scene at dusk in a neighborhood. The depiction of night, darkness, mist and rain became more prominent after the Meiji era because the European influence taught Japanese artists how better to construct space, depth and shadow in darker conditions. This is one of Koitsu's most well known works and is even today in high demand amongst collectors all over the world.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #1206
 Title or Description Imamiya Street, Choshi, at Dusk
(Hakubo: Choshi Machi Imamiya Dori 銚子町今宮通にて)
 Artist Ishiwata Kōitsu (1897-1987)
 Signature
江逸 Kōitsu with Ishiwata seal
 Seal see above
 Publication Date originally January 1932; this print later edition but likely post-WWII with 6mm seal in lower left hand corner of image
 Publisher Watanabe Shōzaburō (1885-1962)
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - minor wrinkling
 Genre shin hanga
 Miscellaneous 
 Format horizontal oban
 H x W Paper 
 14 1/4 x 9 5/8 in. (36.2 x 24.4 cm) 
 Literature 
 The New Wave: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, p. 178, cat. 225.
 Collections This Print
 Smithsonian Institution The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery S2003.8.241; Carlton College ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project 1998.201; Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.73.37.474 (D-type seal); The British Museum 1984,0517,0.2; Rijksmuseum AK-MAK-1634; University of Alberta Art Collection 2001.6.16; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo M00092-002; National Library of Australia 5744920; John J. Burns Library, Boston College, Japanese Prints Collection, MS.2013.043 (6mm seal); The Art Museum Princeton 61920
Last revision: 8/6/2018
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