by [SÔSAKU HANGA] KATÔ Tetsunosuke, artist
19. [SÔSAKU HANGA] KATÔ Tetsunosuke, artist. HOKKAIDÔ FÛKEI TEZURI HANGA SHÛ. Published by the Sapporo Kankô Kyôkai. [Sapporo Tourism Association). A folder, bound in grass cloth containing 5 handprinted color woodcuts (image size: approx. 10 x 14.5 cm) of landscapes around Sapporo, done in an elegiac and realistic style of sôsaku hanga. This folder was probably published in the 1930's, when Katô was most active. (He is best known in this country for the lovely landscape watercolors he did, signed "T. Kato") Though little is known of him, Merritt, in her most recent survey, does mention his participation in sôsaku hanga groups at the time. This work is in very good condition, and the prints themselves are quite skillful. Appears to be complete, as the only other copy I've found reference to also had five prints:.
(Inventory #: 38283)