HASUI -- "Morning in Beppu"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Morning in Beppu"
("Buppu no Asa")
Date 1928
(lifetime printing, 1946-57)
Series "Souvenirs of Travel, Third Series"
("Tabi Miyaga dai Sanshu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "6-mm seal" lower/left
(used only 1946-57,
lifetime printing)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to crescent moon; nicely visible woodgrain to sky and water areas; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Superb colors. Very clean front and verso. (Very slight wear--no flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #145; Hotei #142.
Comments Gorgeous morning seascape. Nice vintage print. Rarely seen.
Item # EG-225
Price $1650 (Sold/NK)