HASUI -- "Kansanomiya Shrine, Lake Tazawa"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Shichiriga Beach, Sosho"
("Tazawa-ko Kansanomiyagu")
Date 1927 (life-time printing)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
Series "Souvenirs of Travels, Third Series"
("Tabi Miyage dai Sanshu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer unsealed (not uncommon from Watanabe); known purchased 1946-57.
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" throughout print; extensive "gauffrage"
(embossing) to grasses, roof-top, trees, and falling snowflakes; crisp lines, highly detailed carving.
(Old "dealer sticker" verso.)
Condition Excellent. Excellent fresh colors. Clean front and verso.
(Absolutely flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #134; Hotei #132.
Comments Wonderful wintertime image. Wonderful vintage print. Seldom seen.
Item # BK-25
Price $1300 (Sold/NK)