HASUI -- "Benkei Bridge, Akasaka"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Benkei Bridge, Akasaka"
("Akasaka Benkei-bashi")
Date April 1931
(lifetime edition;
1946-57 printing)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6-mm seal"
(used only 1946-57;
lifetime edition)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; life-like reflection; deep "gauffrage" to clouds, bridge, and reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Very clean front and verso. (Tiny pin-hole center/upper margin--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #323; Hotei #249.
Comments Colorful springtime bridge and cherry blossom scene.
Item # DG-616
Price $1250 (Sold/WA)