Oda Hironobu: Misaki Hojo Inlet (Sold)

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Artist: Oda Hironobu (1888-?)
Title: Misaki Hojo Inlet
Date: ca. 1930s

Deep blue evening scene of fishing boats at harbor in the Misaki Inlet. A man in the foreground rows himself to shore in a small boat. The overall atmosphere created by the deep blue palette is very effective, especially in the colors of the sky. Misaki Port is known today for its fleet of tuna fishing boats. A scarce design. Another design from this series is in the Robert O Muller collection, and shown in “The new wave.” 

Condition:Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Some surface scratches.
Dimensions: ôban (39.2 x 26.2 cm)
Publisher: Maeba (seal is verso)
Literature: See Reigle Stephens, Amy, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, page 168, number 206 for a similar scene by this artist.
Seal: Bird-shaped Hiro seal