Echigawa - Kiso Kaido (Echigawa, Kiso Highway)

Katsuyuki Nishijima


This beautiful woodblock print "Echigawa" is by Katsuyuki Nishijima.  Printed in 1979, now long out print. This print was very popular and sold out very quickly long time ago. Now mostly Kisokaido series on the market after printed 1985. Now extremely hard to find his out of prints. This print shows "Beautiful Nishijima's blue colors". This series is second stage of his artist life. Between Nishijima's early work and this later Kisokaido series, we can see Nishijima's skill progress is most. Some prints of Kisokaido series are long sold out. This print is one of very popular long out prints. Hand signed in pencil, hand written "AP" by artist. Titled on the bottom margin and subtitle on the lower left of image. With artist official red "shima" seal. Slightly embossed. Wonderful details with strong colors. Excellent Bokashi shading, bold colors and strong ink bleed through. Genuine handmade Japanese woodblock print. Sorry but we have only this one rare copy to offer.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 20 and 3/4 inches wide and 14 and 7/8 inches tall (52.8 x 37.8 cm)
Image size: 18 and 1/2 inches wide and 12 and 1/2 inches tall (47 x 31.8 cm)
Sheet number: AP
Date: Printed 1979
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima"on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition, never framed from my own personal collection. Some very faint ink smudge and very minor paper crease at the top margin corners which is very common and will be easily matted out.