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Ukimido at Katada, Biwa

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Ukimido at Katada, Biwa
by Ito Yuhan (1867-1942 Yoshihiko, Yasuhiko)

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Artist: Ito Yuhan (1867-1942 Yoshihiko, Yasuhiko) 伊藤 雄半
Title: Ukimido at Katada, Biwa
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1950 (in the decade of)
Publisher 1st edition?Nishinomiya Yosaku
Publisher (this edition)?Nishinomiya Yosaku
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 36037
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:

Sunday, 6 November 2005

Title Ukimi-do in Biwa Lake
Artist Yuhan Ito active 1930s
Signature Yuhan
Dated ca. 1950s
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent
Colors excellent - very good
Condition excellent - very good … light toning, (To see the backside of this print, click on the image to the last enlargement).
Description Ukimi-do at Katada in a moonlit night. The small pavilion stands on Lake Biwa.
Format Oban tate-e
Width 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm
Height 16.1 inches = 41.0 cm

Artist Bio: Y. Ito or Ito Yoshihiku lived from 1867-1942. He studied first under Tamura Soritsu in Kyoto, graduated in 1888 from Kyoto Prefecture School of Painting and went to Tokyo to study under Koyama Shotaro briefly before entering Harada Naojiro's school, the Shobikan.

Ito Yuhan's painting style is always recognizable from across the room. He signed his watercolour paintings Y. ITO. He was a very successful landscape painter as well as a woodblock print artist. He created 12 woodblock images that were published by Nishinomiya Yosaku from the 1950's (not pre-war, according to the publisher Nishinomiya), signing them YUHAN. This painting is well done in a 'Western' painting style that started in the late 1880s when Japan opened its' doors to the West and its' teachers. The popularity of this style grew into the 'shin hanga' woodblock print movement at the beginning of the 20th century. His woodblock prints have either his signature in Western script ""Y Ito"" or in kanji. Those in Western script are the earlier (pre-war) editions.

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