KASAMATSU -- "Spring Night on Ginza"

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Artist Shiro KASAMATSU
Title "Spring Night on Ginza"
("Haru no Yo Ginza")
Date 1934 (circa 1946-57)
Provenance Collected by US Army serviceman early 1950's while in Japan.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "6-mm seal" lower/left,
(used only 1946-57,
lifetime printing)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; baren "sujizuri" (circular tracings) to foreground; light "gauffrage" to cherry blossoms; highly detailed carving, crisp lines. Stamped "Original Work of Art" lower margin.
Condition Excellent. Very clean front/verso. (Glue residues upper verso margin; slightly trimmed upper margin--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Grund #W-15.
Comments Nostalgic illuminated nighttime view of Tokyo's Ginza District. Early post-War printing--amazingly pristine condition.
Item # DG-447
Price $1100 (Sold/GH)