||"Evening Cool on the Sumida River"
("Early-edition," ca1910/38; pre-War printing, on thin paper.)
||Obtained directly from Robert O. Muller's Collection (following his death, via dealer contact).
||Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
||7 1/8 x 9 3/4
(Without margins--typical state.)
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to moon; amazingly life-like reflection;
highly detailed carving.
||Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Without margins and unsealed as to publisher (a
typical state). Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso. (Couple minor surface scratches.)
||Hasegawa Catalogue #1244.
||One of the delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--an early series of 21 prints
which together convey "the essense of shin-hanga."