HASUI -- "Moon at Megome" (#6)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Moon at Megome"
("Megome no Tsuki")
Date 1930 (1946-57 printing),
life-time 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), 1946-57 printing
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillful "bokashi" shading; nicely visible woodgrain to sky; crisp lines, highly detailed carving.
Condition Good. Excellent colors.
Clean front.
(Laid onto matboard backing; imperceptible mat-line along left image edge; several surface scratches.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #169; Hotei #165; Blair, Toledo 1936 #12.
Comments Beautiful moonlit scene done almost entirely as an "aizuri" (shades of blue) print. One of Hasui's most popular images. Backed--but will display nicely when framed. Lifetime printing.
Item # BK-28
Price $525 (Sold/BO)