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Countryside in Sunlit Haze

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Countryside in Sunlit Haze
by Ito Yuhan (1867-1942 Yoshihiko, Yasuhiko)

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Artist: Ito Yuhan (1867-1942 Yoshihiko, Yasuhiko) 伊藤 雄半
Title: Countryside in Sunlit Haze (given title; official title unknown)
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1930 (in the decade of)
Date of this artwork?1930s (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Watercolour
Medium (this edition): Watercolour
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 42367
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:

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Watercolor on wove paper
Trees along the banks of a stream, a small bridge in middle distance and a thatched-roof structure beyond, painted in Itô's typical manner with soft, impressionistic, pastel-like colors, the forms mostly without outline and the image depicted in a sunlit haze or mist; Image Size: 327H x 498W mm (12-7/8 x 19-5/8") Paper Size: 341H x 513W mm (13-7/16 x 20-3/16") Signed "Y. Ito" in lower left corner of image; paper label on reverse is partly trimmed but reads [brackets = trimmed]: “[H. T]akemura & Co., [45] Bentendori, [Yoko]hama, Japan Very good color and condition (remains of tape hinges in corners on verso; affixed paper labels on verso; otherwise very good).

Takemura Hideo

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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