HASUI -- "Central Market at Chuoichiba"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Central Market at Chuoichiba"
Date 1936, May
(circa likely 1940's/50's)
Series "One-Hundred Views of New Tokyo"
("Shin Tokyo Hyakkei")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer unsealed (not uncommon from Watanabe Publisher); has Hasui's signature, but lacks Hasui's red "Kawase" seal.
Image Size 8 3/4 x 12 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; "baren sujizuri" to lower foreground; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good+++. Excellent colors. (Few surface scratches; light wear; light toning.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #247; Hotei #387.
Comments Busy marketplace streetscene. Unsealed prints (hand-applied) are not uncommon from Watanabe.
Item # AT-145
Price $450 (Sold/JK)