||Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
||"Yagumo Bridge at Nagata Shrine, Kobe"
("Kobe Nagatajin-ja Yagumo-bashi")
||1934 (lifetime printing)
||Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman
John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
||unsealed (not uncommon from Watanabe); known purchased 1946-57.
||9 1/2 x 14 1/4
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; extensive "gauffrage"
(embossing) to trees, umbrella, bridge, and buildings; crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving.
||Excellent. Bold fresh colors. Clean front and verso.
(Light toning; very slight wear--otherwise flawless.)
||Narazaki #231; Hotei #327.
||Beautifully colorful snowscene image of much depth. Nice "vintage" printing.