HASUI -- "Dawn at Futamigaura"

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Title "Dawn at Futamigaura" (Also known as "Married Rocks") ("Futamigaura")
Date 1933, May (Early Watanabe "oblong" D-seal; appropriate "First Edition" seal.)
Series "Collection of Scenic Views of Japan--Western Provinces" ("Nihon Fukeisha Kansai Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "D-seal" (used only 1931 to 1941).
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to sunlit cloud edges; crisp "key-lines"; nicely detailed.
Condition Very Good+++. Very good colors; clean backside; light toning. (Three minor surface scratches, few light spots in margins, light wear.)
Reference/Illus Toledo 1936 #92; Narazaki #224a.
Comments Gorgeous and very striking image--seldom available. Very good condition for this early, pre-War image.
Item # BG-185
Price $1,875 (Sold)