ARAI, Yoshimune II -- "Suma Beach in Moonlight"

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Artist ARAI, Yoshimune II (1863-1941)
Title "Suma Beach in Moonlight"
Date ca1910-20;
("early-edition," ca1910/38; pre-War printing)
Series Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
Publisher Hasegawa
(Tokyo publisher, 1885 until 1938--then became Nishinomiya.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 x 9 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good+. Trimmed to image's edge (typical state); top-tipped onto original backing; verso stamped tiny "Made in Japan."
(Slight toning; minor wrinkling across top.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1248.
Comments One of the delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--an early series of 21 prints which together convey "the essense of shin-hanga." (Learn more.)
Item # BG-484
Price $175 (Sold--JW)