HASUI -- "Sunset Glow at Yanaka"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE
Title "Sunset Glow at Yanaka"
("Yanaka no Yubae")
Date January 1921
(1923 blocks destroyed)
Series "Twelve Months of Tokyo"
("Tokyo Junika-getsu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 10 1/4 oval.
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to temple and trees; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++
Excellent colors.

Clean backside.
(Light toning; slight bump right edge; trimmed just outside image area.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #40; Hotei #39.
Comments One of Hasui's beautiful "oval design" prints. Extremely rare 1921 image, as woodblocks were destroyed in 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake.
Item # CG-741
Price $3,800