HASUI -- "Honuma Hiroura, Mito"

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Title "Honuma Hiroura, Mito"
("Mito Hinuma Hiroura")
Date 1946 ("First Edition" printing.)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by an eastcoast USA collector.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "6-mm seal" (lower/left), appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good +++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Minor paper residues verso; tiny pin-hole/red spot top margin; light toning.) Words "Moon Light" stamped/written top/left margins.
Reference/Illus Narazaki #473; Hotei #449.
Comments An evocatively moonlit "azuri-e" (shades of blue) image.
Item # DJ-22
Price $1200 (Sold/BYTJ)