HASUI -- "Spring Evening at Otemon Gate"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE
Title "Spring Evening at Otemon Gate"
("Otemon no Haru no Yugure")
Date 1952,
(1952-57, lifetime printing)
Provenance Small private collection, 1957 purchased in Yokosura, Japan.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm seal"
(Lifetime edition, and appropriate "First Edition" seal.)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to clouds; strikingly life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Few surface scratches; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #544; Hotei #573.
Comments Beautifully colored castle/canal scene. Appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Item # BG-777
Price $975