HASUI -- "(Child with) A Ball"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "(Child with) A Ball"
Date February 1931
(lifetime printing)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
Series "Twelve Subjects of Children"
("Kodomo Juni-dai")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6-mm seal"
(1946-57 printing)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; life-like shadowing; crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; couple tiny spots; very slight wear.) Dealer sticker verso.
Reference/Illus Narazaki #412; Hotei #248.
Comments Delightful and colorful child image. One of only 2 prints ever completed of this series. Seldom seen.
Item # BK-14
Price $850 (Sold/FWG)