HASUI -- "Nissaka on Tokaido" (#3)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Nissaka on Tokaido"
("Tokaido Nissaka")
Date 1942
(1946-57 "lifetime printing")
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series "Selection of Views of the Tokaido"
("Tokaido Fukei Senshu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm seal" lower/right
(used only 1946-57)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to buildings; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Very clean front and verso. (Uncirculated print--flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #186; Hotei #238.
Comments Beautiful and evocative rainy streetscene.
Item # EG-132
Price $895 (Sold/JG)