Goyo, Hashiguchi (1880 - 1921), "Rain at Yabakei (Yaba Gorge)"
|Title||Rain at Yabakei (Yaba Gorge)|
|Medium||Original Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Edition||First - "mihon" (sample)|
|Publisher||The Artist - Privately Published|
|Reference No||Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints #11; pg. 85 (full page).|
|Size||16 x 20 -1/2 " (Dai-oban design)|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: A superbly executed early 1st state impression, with hand-applied silver throughout the design (a flash was used in the last photo to show the sliver mica used to depict the rain). Red limited edition seal in lower left margin. Hand written, "mihon" (sample) as the edition number. Signed: Goyo ga; cursive kanji "Go" and stylized leaf, in red circle. Image title: vertical cartouche. Carver: Takanao Shichinosuke. Printer: Somekawa Kanzo.
An exceedlingly rare pre-earthquake landscape design by Goyo.