The Woodblock Print
This woodblock print is in as close to pristine condition as we’ve seen. Rich color with no discoloration anywhere. Darkened paper chosen to create additional mood. Full margins. Crisp details. Looks to never have been framed as there is no residue on the verso.
About the Artist
Shoda Koho (ca. 1871-1946) was a Japanese artist associated with the shin-hanga (“New Prints”) art movement in Japan during the early 20th century. This movement was influenced by European Impressionism and its imagery focused on landscapes, women, and nature.