Tsuchiya Koitsu original woodcut, TEA HOUSE ATTENDANT was created by the Japanese ARTIST IN 1935(84 years old). This impression is printed upon fine Japanese MULBERRY PAPER and with full Margin as published By Doi in Tokyo at this date.’TEA HOUSE ATTENDANT” is Signed By the KOITSU in the block and bearing Doi’s RED SEAL UNDER THE SIGNATURE. Koitsu, Tsuchiya (Tokyo, 1870 – 1949). Tsuchiya Koitsu became of pupil of Kiyochika Kobayashi in 1885 and from him learned the arts of the woodcut and lithography. He worked as his master’s primary assistant for the next nineteen years. By 1930, however, Tsuchiya Koitsu had emerged as a fine landscape artist and in the following years both Watanabe and Doi began to commission Shin Hanga woodcuts from him. During the following two decades Koitsu created slightly more than one hundred woodcuts, most of which are outstanding in their quality and craftsmanship. In particular, Tsuchiya Koitsu is recognized as excelling in the depictions of light and shade. This element clearly comes to the fore in his famous night scenes such as, “Tea House Attendant”, where the subtle tonalities and colours brought forth from the relationships between light and dark are brilliantly delineated. The entire composition is further enriched by Koitsu’s bold and striking use of vertical and horizontal lines. Clearly, this is both a magical and superb work of original Shin Hanga art. By 1930 a Renaissance in the art of the Japanese woodcut had taken place. Referred to simply as’Shin Hanga’ (the’New Prints’), the woodcuts created by the great masters of this era were as splendid as the art of Japan’s legendary past masters. The movement began in Tokyo, largely promoted by the publishing houses of Watanabe and Doi, and by 1920 the finest artists were commissioned by them. Goyo and Shinsui produced modern figure studies of timeless beauty. Landscape and other views, however, attracted most of the talented artists such as Hasui, Shotei, Yoshida, Tsuchiya Koitsu and Shiro Kasamatsu. With their distinctive styles, these artists were responsible for infusing new life into the great tradition of the Japanese woodcut. 16 x 10 1/2. Not usually Frame 100% Archival Materials. Printed upon fine Japanese mulberry (rice) paper as published by Doi in Tokyo in 1935. Signed by the artist in the block (lower left corner) and bearing Doi’s red seal under the signature. One very slight spot exists in the paper near the lower margin, else this is a magnificently printed, early impression and in excellent condition throughout. Please visit us regularly to view the latest artworks offered for sale. We will soon be posting an update of our most recent research and include the biographical and historical information pertaining to our next collection of original works of art created by artists throughout the centuries. We hope you found the information you were looking for and that it has been beneficial. Full documentation and certification is provided. Our Gallery, Art of the Print, offers a wide selection of international fine art dating from the early Renaissance to the contemporary art period. The item “Tea House Attendant By Tsuchiya Koitsu Original Woodblock in 1930s. RARE” is in sale since Thursday, August 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “vamme-0″ and is located in Deltona, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Age: 1870-1949
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Region of Origin: Japan