||ARAI, Yoshimune II
||"A Ferry Boat"
||Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection (following his death, via dealer contact).
||Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
||7 1/2 x 9 7/8
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to moon;
highly detailed carving.
||Excellent. (Very slight wear. No flaws noted.)
||Hasegawa Catalogue #1246.
||One of the delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--an early series of 21 prints
which together convey "the essense of shin-hanga."
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