||Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
("Aki no Niwa")
||1920; PRE-earthquake (block-sets destroyed 1923).
||Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman
John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
||Unsealed (normal state--see Hotei pl. 47, pg 302)
||9 3/8 x 14 1/8
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to clouds, trees, and rocks; lifelike reflections;
crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving.
||Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Pencil notation verso; very slight wear.)
||Narazaki #47; Hotei #47.
||Colorful garden/pond image--one of Hasui's few pre-earthquake designs.
Block-set destroyed in 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake--RARE.