HASUI -- "Iwai Bridge, Sakuyama, Yashu"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE
Title "Iwai Bridge, Sakuyama, Yashu"
("Yoshu Sakuyama Iwai-bashi")
Date 1946
("First Edition" printing)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6-mm seal" (lower/right corner)
Appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to bridge pilings and railings; woodgrain visible to sky; crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving.
Condition Good++.
Excellent colors.
(Damaged areas to bottom and right margin (somewhat into image area) expertly restored; few scattered marks, wear. Light toning; backed with thin Japanese paper.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #472; Hotei #487.
Comments An evocative and colorful evening bridgescape. "First Edition" printing.
Seldom seen image.
Item # DG-826
Price $SOLD (Sold/PB/j52)