HASUI -- "Matsue, Izumo (Crescent Moon)" (#2)

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Title "Matsue, Izumo (Crescent Moon)"
("Izumo Matsue (Mikazuki)")
Date 1924
Series "Souvenirs of Travels, Third Series"
("Tabi Miyage") 1924-29
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "6-mm seal" (used only 1946-57), lifetime printing.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Wonderful "bokashi" shading; deep "gauffrage" (embossing) to lower sky; life-like reflection; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors.
(Light toning; single spot lower margin corner.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #125; Hotei #124b.
Comments Beautiful early evening reflected canal scene, crescent moon overhead.
One of Hasui's finest early post-Earthquake prints. This is the "evening" version of a three print set variously printed off of the same set of blocks. Seldom seen.
Item # DG-805
Price $1400 (Reserved/NK)