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Lot 397: TSUCHIYA KOITSU 土屋光逸 (1870 - 1949)
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Motosu-ko - Motosu-See (本栖湖). Original color woodblock print, published 1950/60´s. Signed: Koitsu. Seal: Shin. Publisher: Doi. Plate carver : Harada. Printmaker: Yokoi. Watermark: do.
The Motosu Lake is one of five lakes of Fuji (Fuji-go-ko, 富士五湖) on the Northern foot of Fuji-san and belonging to Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
Koitsus figurative landscape pictures are distinquished by the excellent and virtuous treatment of light and shadow. Imagery of weather phenomena, light efffects evoked by the sun and moon, glistening reflection of fire or illuminated windows on the water effect the special charm of his pictures.
From a Viennese private collection