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Shiba, Furukawa (Furukawa River at Shiba, Tokyo)

Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)


Serene print "Shiba, Furukawa" (Furukawa River at Shiba, 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 "Shiba, Furukawa" on the lower right margin. Once tipped. Very peaceful rainy scene. Please notice the person who has a red umbrella on the bridge and the top of the red pagoda on the back. They have added a tasteful accent to this lovely print. 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.