Re: Koitsu

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Posted by Lester M. Levy on May 17, 1999 at 01:08:10:

In Reply to: Koitsu posted by Marsha on February 16, 1999 at 17:11:11:

: I have a print entitled "Benkei Bridge" - "An April Evening 1933" printed by Haraka in Hyakasho. I think it is a Koitsu, the top part of the signature is right but the bottom is different making a name that looks more like Kobumi. The style is like Koitsu. I have not found an artist named Kobumi. Help? I can e-mail an image directly if wanted.

The early printing of Koitsu's "Benkeibashi" was
dated (in the lower right margin) Showa 8, 4th month or
April 1933. There are two set of Kanji in the lower
left margin, each set in a vertical rectangular box.
The Upper set, left column reads "Doi Woodblock Print
Establishment" There is also a DOI watermark in the upper
left corner visible if you transilluminate the paper.

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