HASUI -- "Higashi, Hirakata"

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Title "Higashi, Hirakata"
("Hirakata Higashi-cho")
Date 1945 ("First Edition" printing.)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm-seal" (lower/right) and "I-seal" (Ono Gintaro's "printers seal") lower/right; appropriate "First Edition" seals.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 13 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, hills, rock, buildings, and foreground; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to clouds, trees/rock, and water area; baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to lower foreground; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. Normal drying holes top margin.
(Very slight wear--no flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #382; Hotei #475.
Comments Attractive rural seascape. A gorgeous print with outstanding colors. Bears "First Edition" seals. A rare wartime printing--not often seen.
Item # DG-801
Price $1950 (Sold/WA)