HASUI -- "Summer in Itako"

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Title "Summer in Itako"
("Itako no Natsu")
Date ca1945-46
(undated per Hotei)
Provenance Obtained directly from
Robert O. Muller's Collection following his death
(via dealer contact).
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed (normal state)
(likely 1945-46 printing).
Image Size 6 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; extensive deep "gauffrage"
(embossing) to clouds and house; baren "sujizuri"
(tracings) to clouds; highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean frontside and verso.
Exceptional condition--due to Muller's archival storage.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hotei #477.
Comments Delightful rural summer scene with a colorful rainbow seen overhead. (Colors are brighter than Hotei's example, p533.) Rarely encountered. Pristine condition.
Item # EG-240
Price $1250 (Sold/MA)