HASUI -- "Bell Tower in Okayama"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Bell Tower in Okayama"
("Okayama Kanetsuki Do")
Date 1947 (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/right), appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to buildings; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; life-like reflections; crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Light toning; very slight wear--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #483; Hotei #501.
Comments Evocative rainy season streetscene.
"First Edition" printing.
Item # BK-18
Price $1000 (Sold/NK)