HASUI -- "Karikachi Mountain Pass" (#2)
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Title "Karikachi Mountain Pass"
("Kamikochi Taisho Ike")
Date ca1938 (Likely pre-War printing in "chuban" size.)
Provenance Purchased via Japanese dealer contact.
Series One of only 8 designs published by Bijutsusha Publisher (1920's/1930's).
Publisher Bijutsusha (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer MAEDA, Kentaro
(active 1924-61)
(active 1937-90)
(Carver/print seals present verso one print (EG-071) of same set.)
Image Size 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 ("chuban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, distant mountains, and foreground; light "gauffrage" to clouds, moon, and montains; highly detailed carving. (VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
Condition Nearly Excellent. (Thinning verso right margin edge; otherwise flawless--found in original "presentation folder.")
Reference/Illus Narazaki #B-04.
Comments "Chuban" (half-sized) version of original "oban" Bijutsusha print. One of only 8 Hasui designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha Publisher.
Item # EG-584
Price $295 (Sold/MO)