HASUI -- "Spring Evening at Otemon Gate"

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Title "Spring Evening at Otemon Gate"
("Otemon no Haru no Yugure")
Date 1953
(lifetime printing; 1946-1957)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm-seal" (used only 1946-57) and appropriate "First Edition" seal)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, castle walls, water area, and foreground; light "gauffrage" to clouds; light "baren sujizuri" to foreground; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good**. Excellent colors. (**Print is laid-down onto 12 x 17 1/2 acid-free backing; couple tiny spots to margins--otherwise, appears flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #554; Hotei #573.
Comments Colorful springtime scene. (Print is laid down--however, will mat/frame beautifully.) Bears appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Item # DG-198
Price $450 (Reserved/JV)