HASUI -- "Ochanomizu in Snow"

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Title "Ochanomizu in Snow"
Date 1926 (c1920's/30's; clearly pre-War, on "older paper")
Series "Twenty Scenes of Tokyo"
("Tokyo Nijikei") 1925-30
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Lacks publisher's seal (not uncommon, occasionally omitted).
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; heavy "gauffrage" to "raise" lower falling snowflakes; nicely detailed.
Condition Very Good+++. Excellent colors. Clean front and backside. (Light age-toning; small collector's notations verso edges, slightly bumped lower right corner--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #150; Blair "1930 Toledo Catalogue" #84.
Comments Stunning--one of Hasui's most dramatic falling snow scenes. VERY seldom seen. Fine condition for this early image (with the "correct" early seal, this print would be $3000-4000).
Item # CG-945
Price $1,875 (Sold)