ARAI, Yoshimune II -- "Crescent Moon Over a Lake"

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Artist ARAI, Yoshimune II
Title "Crescent Moon Over a Lake"
Date ca1910-20;
("mid-edition," ca1938/60)
Series Hasegawa's various "Scenes by Yoshimune"
Publisher Hasegawa/Nishinomiya
(Tokyo publisher, 1885 until 1938--then became Nishinomiya.)
Seal, Carver/Printer Artist's black signature; red "Ha-se-gawa" publisher's seal."
Image Size 8 7/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to moon; highly detailed carving. (Front margins have brownish-colored wash to simulate an "aged" look.) Verso-stamped "Nishinomiya-Tokyo."
Condition Good to Very Good. Strong colors. (Few minor surface scratches; light age-toning; tapes to verso margin's outer edges, paper residue top/center front margin.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1137.
Comments An outstanding full "oban-sized" Yoshimune print by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya Publisher. (Learn more.) Seldom seen image.
Item # BG-939
Price $350 (Sold/JC)