HASUI -- "Ikegami Honmonji Temple" (#7)

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Title "Ikegami Honmonji Temple"
("Ikegami Honmon-Ji")
Date 1931 (circa 1946-57)
Provenance Collected by US Army serviceman early 1950's while in Japan.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer 6mm (lifetime printing)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, trees, and snow areas; light "gauffrage" to accumulated snow in trees; light "baren sujizuri" circles to foreground snow; highly detailed carving. Stamped "Original Work of Art" lower verso margin.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. Very clean margins and verso. (Slightly trimmed top/upper margin; light glue residues top verso margin--otherwise absolutely flawless. An amazingly fresh print.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #320; Blair, Toledo 1936 #28.
Comments One of Hasui's beautiful wintertime snowscenes.
Item # DG-444
Price $1450 (Sold/WA)