HASUI -- "Senjo Plain, Kikko"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Senjo Plain, Kikko"
("Nikko Senjo-gahara")
Date August 1937 (lifetime and pre-War printing)
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 Watanabe "G-seal" (right), (used only 1942-47).
Image Size 9 7/8 x 14 3/4
("dai-oban," large oban)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" throughout print; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to mountains, trees, and bushes; extensive baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to sky and fog areas; crisp lines, highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Minor "bumping" couple corners--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #291; Hotei #410.
Comments Softly colored fog-shrouded tree image. Early "G-sealed" lifetime printing. Seldom seen image.
Item # BK-19
Price Special Pricing $950 (Sold/DK)
(Reg $1200)