HASUI -- "Nissaka on Tokaido"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Nissaka on Tokaido"
("Tokaido Nissaka")
Date 1942, (1946-57, lifetime printing)
Provenance Small private collection, 1957 purchased in Yokosura, Japan.
Series "Selection of Views of the Tokaido"
("Tokaido Fukei Senshu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm seal" (used 1946-57; lifetime edition).
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors; clean backside and front. (Few surface scratches; very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #186; Hotei #238.
Comments Beautiful and evocative rainy streetscene.
Item # BG-773
Price $775 (Sold/PB)