HASUI -- "Snow at Itsukushima"

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Title "Snow at Itsukushima"
("Itsukushima no Yuki")
Date 1932
(lifetime printing)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Army serviceman Col.Tom Y. Horton stationed in Tokyo 1946-47.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "C-seal" (used only 1929-42,
early Second Edition)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; deep "gauffrage" (embossing) to accumulation of snow; circular "baren sujizuri" (tracings) to sky and foreground snow; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Tiny tack-holes margin corners; crease lower/right margin corner with small archival-tape repair; light toning.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #340; Hotei #287.
Comments Gorgeous snowscene of the red torri at Miyajima Shrine. Not often available. Early pre-War printing.
Item # BH-01
Price $950 (Sold/MH)