HASUI -- "Takkoku Cave, Hiraizumi"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Takkoku Cave, Hiraizumi"
("Hiraizumi Takkoku
no Iwaya")
Date 1936, January
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by an eastcoast USA collector.
Series "Collection of Scenic Views of Japan, Eastern Edition"
("Nihon Fukei shu Higashi Nihon Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer First Edition "D-seal"
(used only 1931-41)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; distinctive baren "sujizuri" (circular tracings) to rock area and foreground; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #221; Hotei #314.
Comments Interesting temple location beneath a steeply overhanging rock
formation. First Edition printing.
Item # DJ-04
Price $1700 (Sold/WA)