HASUI -- "Rain at Miekawa, Soshu" (#11)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE
Title "Rain at Miekawa, Soshu"
("Soshu, Maekawa no Ume")
Date 1932, February
(likely 1940's/50's printing)
Series "Selection of Views of the Tokaido"
("Tokaido Fukei Senshu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "un-sealed" (not uncommon from Watanabe Publisher), but clearly on "older" paper
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving. Pencil title/artist name lower margin (by Watanabe staff)
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Excellent colors.
Very clean front and verso. (Slight toning; very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #175; Hotei #223.
Comments Beautiful and evocative rainy streetscene. Nice vintage print.
Item # EG-540
Price $950