神楽坂 (Kagurazaka)

Designer: Noel Nouet | Publisher: Doi Hanga | Date: 1937

Paper size: 39.5cm by 26.5cm | Enlargement | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: $ 430.00£ 310.00€ 360.00 (includes EMS Shipping & Insurance)

Add to Cart

Description: This is one from a group of prints designed by Noel Nouet, a Frenchman living in Tokyo in the pre-war period. The Doi publishing house issued more than two dozen of his pen sketches, transforming them into shin hanga style woodblock prints by carving his lines into woodblocks and adding colours. The pre-war issues are now extremely rare, and almost never seen in the market.

In the post-war period, the Doi people selected 'about 12' (their description) of the designs for re-printing from the original block sets, and this work was done for them by the late Kenji Seki. The prints we have here at Mokuhankan are what is left from that stock.

In recent years, there has been much speculation about whether or not the key blocks of the Nouet prints were actually carved in cherry, or done with metal plates, but that has now been resolved by inspection of the block sets. Nouet's lines - nothing at all like traditional brush strokes - were all cut into hard cherry, in the traditional way.

The key block for this print, coming to light for the first time in many years.

The blocks are in excellent condition, and if it turns out that there is interest in these prints, it will be possible to produce more beautiful prints from them ...

Add to Cart   View Cart

Browse thumbnail pages of various selections from the catalogue ...

Mokuhankan Publications:
general (96)   kacho-e (26)   landscape (42)   bijin-ga (14)   contemporary (66)   senshafuda (2)   yakusha-e (4)   HangaClub (60)   ebook (11)   supplies (2)   miscellaneous (14)   guest (13)   8 Cats (2)  

Partner Shops:
Kawase Hasui prints (16)   Yoshida family prints (71)   Doi Hanga prints (50)   Miyakodori prints (2)  

Mokuhankan Flea Market   
(All items)  general (47)   kacho-e (15)   yakusha-e (33)   landscape (61)   bijin-ga (47)   kuchi-e (0)   contemporary (0)   set (2)   books (0)    (Recently sold items)