HASUI -- "Rain at Shinagawa, Tokyo"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Rain at Shinagawa, Tokyo" (simply "Shinagawa")
Date 1931 (later printing, c1990's)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "Heisei" seal.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, buildings, boats, and water; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; life-like reflection; finely carved details.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #173
Comments Beautiful and evocative scene of old Tokyo. Reissued in 2005 by Watanabe using their original woodblocks from 1931; other such recently reissued Hasui prints are discussed in "June 2002 - Five Additional Hasui Prints Re-issued by Watanabe."
Item # Available SOON, Inquire
(AT-109, $265/Sold)
Price $310