HASUI -- "Rain at Miekawa, Soshu" (#5)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Rain at Miekawa, Soshu"
("Soshu, Maekawa no Ume")
Date 1932, February
("First Edition")
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a discriminating Texas collector.
Series "Selection of Views of the Tokaido"
("Tokaido Fukei Senshu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "C-seal"
(aka "sausage seal," used only 1929-42)
"First Edition" printing.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Faint soft crease upper right corner--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #175; Hotei #223.
Comments Beautiful and evocative rainy streetscene. First Edition.
Item # AB-02
Price Bi-Weekly Special $1450 (Sold/WA)
(Reg $1825)