HASUI -- "Sakura Gate" (Edo Castle)

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Title "Sakura Gate (Edo Castle)" ("Sakurada Mon")
Date 1928 (circa 1946-57, lifetime printing)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer 6mm (lifetime edition)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, stone wall, building and reflection of same; life-like reflection; finely carved details.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Very clean backside. (Faint ink smudging lower margin; minor 3/8-inch scratch right image area, colored.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #158
Comments A very striking and beautifully reflected image. (Provenace: One of three Hasui's obtained early 1990's Christie's Private Auction; said to be duplicates form Robert O. Muller Collection.) Lifetime edition.
Item # BG-81
Price $1100 (Sold/WA)