Benkei Bori (Benkei Moat, Tokyo)

Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)

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Beautiful print "Benkei Bori (Benkei Moat), 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: Seki on the lower left margin.  Title "Benkei bori" on the lower right margin. Once tipped. Very serene Japanese moat image with modern western style architecture in the back. It is interesting aspect of Japanese history.  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 "Noel Nouet" on the right bottom of the image. 
Condition: Excellent condition.