||Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
||"Evening Snow at Edo River"
("Yuki no Edogawa")
||Feb 1932 (early mid-edition)
(Seki worked 1955-95)
||"C seal" variant; Harada/Seki
||9 1/4 x 14 1/4 (plus margins)
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to tree
limbs, railings, accumulated snowfall, and falling snowflakes; visible "woodgrain" in center
sky area; highly detailed carving, crisp line-work.
||Narazaki #D-5; Hotei #270a.
||A Hasui winter masterpiece. Printed by Seki, worked for Doi c1955-95.
Seldom seen; few remain (sold out at publisher).
"Aizuri" (shades of blue) version.