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Tokyo, Temple De Kanda Miyajin

Tokyo, Temple De Kanda Miyajin
by Nouet Noel (1885-1969)

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Artist: Nouet Noel (1885-1969)
Title: Tokyo, Temple De Kanda Miyajin
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1950
Publisher 1st edition?Doi Hangaten 土井版画店
Publisher (this edition)?Doi Hangaten 土井版画店
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 31009
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Hi all,

got a nice Nouet print recently, see attached image. It is dated 1950
(right lower corner, next to the signature) and bears the Doi Hangaten
publisher seal with the typical Harada/Yokoi carver/printer information.
This is the first time we have this publisher seal together with a postwar
date, indicating that the triple offset Hangaten seal got used in the
fifties, probably already 1950 or even earlier (supposed, this print is not
a later edition).

Greetings,

Andreas

Artist Noel Nouet (1885-1969)
(Active 1935-37, left Japan 1962)
Title "Kanda Miyojin, Tokyo"
("Tokyo -- Kanda Myojin")
Date 1950 (early printing by Yokoi, likely 1956-62)
Series "Scenes of Tokyo Views"
("Tokyo fukkei zen nijuyon mai")
(Learn more: ("The Woodblock Prints of Noel Nouet").
Publisher Doi Hangaten (with Doi "watermark" upper left)
Carver/Printer Harada/Yokoi
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; nicely visible "woodgrain" in sky; very finely carved details, crisp key-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside. (Very slight age-toning, light wear; dealer's thin paper hinges top verso; minor printing wrinkles very top margin.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Gorgeous red temple print, with left tip of roofline artfully extending beyond left image edge. It is believed that the extremely fine lines seen in the "key-blocks" of Noute's prints may have, in fact, been produced using zinc plates. (Learn more.)

Artist Bio: NOEL NOUET was a French artist who designed prints of Tokyo land-and-citiscapes. Little is known about Nouet's formative years. During the 1930's and 40's, he worked as the director of La Maison Franco-Japonaise and was a lecturer at Tokyo University. In 1935, Nouet began collaborating with the Tokyo publisher Doi Teiichi. His first woodblock prints were monochrome, based on his pen and ink sketches. These prints include "Gate of Zozoji Temple" and "Kikyo Gate of the Emperor's Palace". In 1936, Doi and Nouet produced a series of color woodblock prints called "Ten Views of Tokyo". All of these prints are signed and dated in English within the image. In 1946, Nouet published a book of his drawings called Tokyo: Fifty Sketches. He also wrote several books on Japanese history.

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