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Pond and Village in Spring

Pond and Village in Spring
by Ito Yuhan (1867-1942 Yoshihiko, Yasuhiko)

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Artist: Ito Yuhan (1867-1942 Yoshihiko, Yasuhiko) 伊藤 雄半
Title: Pond and Village in Spring (given title; official title unknown)
Series: 
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Watercolour
Medium (this edition): Watercolour
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 40154
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:

VERY ATTRACTIVE WATERCOLOUR BY LISTED JAPANESE ARTIST
ITO YOSHIHIKO (1867-1942)
SIGNED LOWER RIGHT
THE WATERCOLOUR SHOWS A LADY WALKING THROUGH AN AVENUE OF CHERRY TREES IN BLOSSOM WITH A BUILDING TO THE RIGHT AND TO THE LEFT A LAKE WITH A FIGURE IN A SMALL BOAT
MOUNTED WITH A GOLD LEAF FRAME
FRAMED AND GLAZED
ACTUAL PICTURE SIZE H 9" X W 12 1/2" (22.5cm x 32cm).
FRAMED SIZE H 17 1/2" X W 21" (44cm x 53.5cm).
WATERCOLOUR IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH NO TEARS, HOLES OR FOXING

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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