HASUI -- "Taisho Pond, Kamikochi" (#2)

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Title "Taisho Pond, Kamikochi"
("Kamikochi, Taisho Ike")
Date 1938 (Pre-War, rare.)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a discriminating Texas collector.
Series One of only 8 designs published by Bijutsusha Publisher (1920's/1930's).
Publisher Bijutsusha (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "Bi-seal" lower right corner (of "Bijutsusha")
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, distant mountains, and water areas; extensive "gauffrage" to snow-covered mountain ridges, trees, and falling snowflakes; amazingly life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso. Thin paper residues top verso margin. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #B-04; Hotei #173.
Comments Strikingly beautiful, reflected wintertime image by Bijutsusha Publisher.
Rare--only one of only 8 Hasui designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha. (Small red "collector's seal" lower/right.)
Item # AB-04
Price $2200 (Reserved)