HASUI -- "Spring Evening, Ueno Toshogu Shrine" (#6)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Spring Evening, Ueno Toshogu Shrine"
("Haru no Yu (Ueno Toshogu)")
Date 1948 (First Edition)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6-mm seal"
(lower/left), appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky and cherry blossoms; lightly visible "baren sujizuri" circular tracings) to lower sky; light "gauffrage" to pagoda and cherry blossoms; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Light toning--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Andacht p.113; Narazaki #491; Hotei #509.
Comments Wonderfully colorful springtime cherry blossom image.
"First Edition" printing.
Item # BK-11
Price $1000 (Sold/JD)