HASUI -- "Mount Unzen, Hizen" (#2)
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Title "Mount Unzen, Hizen"
("Hizen Unzendake")
Date ca1938 (Likely pre-War printing in "chuban" size.)
Series One of only 8 designs published by Bijutsusha Publisher (1920's/1930's).
Publisher Bijutsusha (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer MAEDA, Kentaro
(active 1924-61)
(active 1937-90)
(Carver/print seals present verso one print (EG-071) of this set.)
Image Size 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 ("chuban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, distant mountains, and water areas; light "gauffrage" to clouds, mountains, and trees; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (Few minor paper residues verso top margin.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #B-06.
Comments "Chuban" (half-sized) version of original "oban" Bijutsusha print. One of only 8 Hasui designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha Publisher.
Item # EG-071
Price $325 (Sold/MO)