HASUI -- "Moonrise at Futago Island, Matsushima"

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Title "Moonrise at Futago Island, Matsushima"
("Matsushima Futagojima")
Date 1933
(Watanabe "oblong" C-seal, appropriate First Edition seal)
Series "Collection of Scenic Views of Japan--Eastern Provinces" ("Nihon Fukeisha Higashi Nihon Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "C-seal"
(used only 1929 to 1942).
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; baren "sujizuri" (circles) to sky area; crisp "key-lines," highly detailed.
Condition Very Good++. Strong colors. Clean front and backside. Faint mat-line right image edge; minor thinning upper verso corners; light toning.
Reference/Illus Pachter pl #74; Narazaki #211; Watanabe 1936 Catalogue #H-145.
Comments Breath-taking image--very seldom seen. Very good condition for this early image.
Item # CG-882
Price $1,575 (Reserved--KM)