HASUI -- ""Shrine Gate and Pines in Snow

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Title "Shrine Gate and Pines in Snow"
("Lantern-shaped" Print)
Date Early 1930's.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 4 3/4 x 7 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading to water areas; deep "gauffrage" (top to bottom) to all of lantern's "ribs"; light "baren sujizuri" circles to foreground snow; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (Flawless condition.)
Reference/Illus Hotei #HL-2; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #805.
Comments Delightful. One of only five "lantern-shaped" prints designed by Hasui--seldom seen. (These 5 Hasui prints, and 2 others by Kasamatsu, were listed in the 1936 Watanabe Catalogue.)
Item # CG-713
Price $275 (Reserved/MM)