HASUI -- "Clearing After Snow in the Pines"

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Title "Clearing After Snow in the Pines" ("Matsu no Yukibare")
Date 1929 (later edition, ca1955-58)
Series One of 16 images originally published by Kawaguchi & Sakai (1929-30).
Publisher Shobisha (red, tilted seal bottom margin)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to sky, trees, and foreground; light "gauffrage" to snow on tree's limbs and ground; nicely visible woodgrain seen in sky; crisp lines, detailed carving.
Condition Very Good+++ to Excellent. (Very slightly "age-mellowed" paper; two paper residues verso margin edge.
Reference/Illus Narazaki #KS-5; Hotei #185
Comments Gorgeous wintertime snowscene. Published by Shobisha Publisher (who acquired woodblocks from Kawaguchi & Sakai early 1950's). NOT NEW--on heavier "Old Paper.".
Item # BG-425
Price $950 (Sold)