HASUI -- "Zaimoku Island, Matsushima" (#7)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Zaimoku Island, Matsushima"
("Matsushima Zaimokuiwa")
("zaimoku-iwa" means literally "wood rock."
Date May 1933 (1946-57 printing), life-time edition
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
Series "Scenic Views of Japan's Eastern Provinces"
("Nihon Fukeishu Higashi Nihon Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6-mm seal"
(lower/left), 1946-57 printing
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillful "bokashi" shading; deep "gauffrage" to rocks, reflection, and sail; baren "sujizuri" to sail; crisp key-lines; lightly visible woodgrain in sky; life-like reflection.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Light/moderate toning--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #205; Hotei #298.
Comments Wonderful sailboat image--skillfully printed.
Item # BK-13
Price Special Pricing $750 (Sold/OC)
(was $1000, $800)