Shinobazu ike (Shinobazu Pond, Tokyo)

Noel Nouet (1885 - 1969)


Beautiful print "Shinobazu ike" (Shinobazu Pond, 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. The gentle lights through Shoji (Japanese washi paper windows), the reflection of light on the water, and two little stars on the sky add a heartwarming atmosphere.   Dated 1936. This is later print. Artist signature "Noel Nouet" on the 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 "Shinobazu ike" 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.