Artwork Details for Koitsu, Tsuchiya (1870-1949) "The Catalogue Raisonne of Tsuchiya Koitsu"

Koitsu, Tsuchiya (1870-1949) - The Catalogue Raisonne of Tsuchiya Koitsu - 土屋光逸作品集

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The Catalogue Raisonne of Tsuchiya Koitsu - 土屋光逸作品集
by Koitsu, Tsuchiya (1870-1949) - 土屋光逸

Artist:Koitsu, Tsuchiya (1870-1949) - 土屋光逸
Title:The Catalogue Raisonne of Tsuchiya Koitsu - 土屋光逸作品集
Date:2008 December (this artwork: First edition)
Publisher:Ohmi Gallery Publishing
Medium:Catalog - カタログ
Format:N/A, 26 x 30cm
Condition:New pristine condition.
Price:$150 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $25)
Artwork Code:11243-Walker_and_Doi
Notes:Not just a catalogue, but an important research text for any series shin-hanga collector!

# Large 26 x 30cm (w x h) cloth hard cover volume. About 450 pages;
# Dust jacket and cloth slip case;
# Over 300 woodblock prints, watercolours and lithographs in full colour. Most prints are individually displayed on a full page.
# Many previously unseen works of art (including lithographs, and double-oban Doi-published woodblock prints!);
# Six separate publisher chapters, and many research and reference articles;
# Comprehensive seals, signatures, and watermarks chapters;
# Includes Japanese translation (全チャプターの邦訳も付いてます!)

This baby is long overdue, and comes in at a whopping 4kg because we've aimed for a works of the highest quality, with embossed cloth slip case, embossed cloth covers, and premium-quality heavy-weight high-gloss pages. Because shipping costs will be a little expensive, we've decided to keep the sale price well below that of a book of equivalent quality and content.

Note: quoted shipping cost is to Asia, the Pacific, the USA, and Central America. For shipping to Canada, Europe, and South America/South Africa, please order your catalogue here.

Artist Biography:
Born in 1870 near Hamamatsu City (Shizuoka Prefecture) with the name "Sahei", Koitsu moved to Tokyo at the age of fifteen. He had planned to apprentice with Matsuzaki, a carver for the artist Kobayashi Kiyochika, but instead, he became Kiyochika's apprentice and moved into his home to study art and print design. It is through Kiyochika that Koitsu gained his trademark skill in the subtle use of light and shadow for his landscape prints. Koitsu lived with Kiyochika for 19 years and was considered more a member of Kiyochika's family than an apprentice. He worked and studying with Kiyochika until around Meiji 36 (1903). In Taisho 11 (1922) he moved to his wife's place of birth in Chigasaki City and lived there until his death. Although Koitsu first designed woodblock prints during the Sino-Japanese war (1894-1895), and later worked as a lithographer (around 1897 to 1905), he only really became a successful artist after his chance-meeting with Watanabe Shozaburo, the founder of the shin hanga print movement, at an exhibition of Kiyochika's works in 1931 that marked the anniversary of Kiyochika's death. In 1932 he started to produce landscape prints in the shin hanga style for Watanabe, the first being titled 'Cherry Blossom Viewing at Gion', and he went on to design a total of ten prints for Watanabe. He later designed prints for various publishers including Doi Sadaichi (known incorrectly in the West as Doi Teiichi), and a few prints for Kawaguchi, the Kyoto publisher Baba Nobuhiko, the publisher Tanaka Shobido, and the publisher Takemura. Around the same time that Tsuchiya Koitsu began his shin hanga career, another artist by the name of Ishiwata Koitsu was also pursuing a career as a shin-hanga landscape artist. Despite sharing the same given name "Koitsu", the two men were not related. Their works are sometimes confused since both artists signed their works "Koitsu". However, the styles of their woodblock prints are quite distinctive, as are their seals.
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