Ducks by Tsuchiya Koitsu
More About this Print
Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
Woodblock Prints Title: Ducks from the series flowers, birds, wind and moon
1st Publication: October 1940
Size: 13-1/2" x 7" + Margins as shown (34.9 x 17.8 cm + margins)
Date of this edition: October 1940, 1st Edition
Publisher: Doi Sadaichi
Condition: Very mild toning and remnants from prior backing (Glue), else very fine. Excellent colors, impression and overall condition.
Notes: This is the rare 1st edition of this print, easily distinguishable by the black square and a + within, located at the lower left corner of the print. Later editions do not have this printing, and have a stronger blue in the duck, some yellow color in the upper section of the moon.
Please, note that this print does not have these colors partially faded, but this is how it was originally printed in the October 1940's edition.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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