HASUI -- "Yasugi Kiyomizu, Izumo"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Yasugi Kiyomizu, Izumo"
("Izumo Yasugi Kiyomizu")
Date 1926 (Life-time edition. Known collected 1947-48.)
Provenance Private placement, consignment. From the estate of Navy Hospital Corps servicewoman Jessie Mikkelsen stationed in Tokyo 1948-49.
Series "Selection of Series of Japan" (1922-26)
("Nihon Fukei Senshu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed, pre-War.
(Not uncommon at Watanabe - but known collected 1948-49, Tokyo.)
Image Size 9 x 12 ("aiban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky and foreground; light "gauffrage" (embossing); extensive baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to sky; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Fresh, bold colors. Very clean front and verso. (Light toning; possibly some very slight wear.) All prints from this 1948-49 collection have never been displayed -- stored flat past 71 years.
Reference/Illus Hotei #117.
Comments A striking snow scene dating to 1926 and collected 1948-49. A delightful Hasui design with distinctly visible "sujizuri" tracings seen in entire sky area.
From a 1948-49 Tokyo Japan military collection.
Rarely seen.
Item # DK-04
Price $2800