HASUI -- "Shirakawa Castle Ruins, Cherry Blossoms"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Shirakawa Castle Ruins, Cherry Blossoms"
("Shirakawajoshi no Sakura")
Date 1946, (1946-57, lifetime printing)
Provenance Small private collection, 1957 purchased in Yokosura, Japan.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "6mm seal" (Lifetime edition, and appropriate First Edition seal.)
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; baren "sujizuri" to rocky walls; light "gauffrage" to cherry blossoms; highly detailed carving. (Two "drying pin-holes" top margin.)
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors; clean backside and front. (Few surface scratches; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #468; Hotei #483.
Comments Beautifully colored springtime scene. Appropriate First Edition seal.
Item # BG-771
Price $875 (Sold--JS)