HASUI -- "Ikegami Honmonji Temple" (#9)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE,
Title "Ikegami Honmonji Temple"
("Ikegami Honmon-Ji")
Date 1931 (circa 1946-57)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "D-seal" (lower right margin)
(used only 1931-41)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, trees, and snow areas; light "gauffrage" to accumulated snow in trees; distinctive "baren sujizuri" circles to foreground snow; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Quite strong colors. Clean margins and verso. (Faint mat-line right and bottom image edges; light toning; glue/paper residues top verso margin; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #320; Blair, Toledo 1936 #28.
Comments One of Hasui's beautiful wintertime snowscenes.
Very early edition seal.
Item # EG-155
Price $1350 (Sold/PJ)