Ryogoku bashi (Ryogoku Bridge, Tokyo)

Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)


Serene print "Ryogoku bashi" (Ryogoku Bridge, Tokyo) is by very famous French artist Noel Nouet (1885-1969). This print is one of Nouet's most popular series "Tokyo Fukei" (Scenery of Tokyo) by Doi publisher.  Dated 1936. This is later print. Artist signature "Noel Nouet" on the right bottom of the image."Keizaburo Yamaguchi" seal and approval seal on the upper left margin.  Publisher copyright seal "Hanken shoyuu Doi Eiichi, Carver name: Endo,  Printer name: Ito on the lower left margin.  Title "Ryogokubashi" on the lower right margin. Once tipped. His print looks like pen sketches. This print shows well carved sharp black lines nicely.  This artist's print is very different from other Japanese artists.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 1/2 inches by 15 and 3/4 inches (26.5 x 40cm)
Image size: 9 and 1/2 x 14 and 1/4 inches (24 x 36cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1936 (this print: Later edition) 
Signed: Artist signature on the right bottom of the image. 
Condition: Excellent condition. A few faintest ink smudges on the right margin.

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