HASUI -- "Moonrise at Futago Island, Matsushima" (#8)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Moonrise at Futago Island, Matsushima"
("Matsushima Futagojima")
Date 1933
(lifetime printing, 1946-57)
Series "Collection of Scenic Views of Japan--Eastern Provinces"
("Nihon Fukeisha Higashi Nihon Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm-seal" lower/right
(used only 1946-57)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage"
(embossing) to clouds, trees, and water reflections; light baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to clouds; crisp lines, highly detailed.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Very clean front and verso.
(Very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Pachter pl #74; Narazaki #211; Watanabe 1936 Catalogue #H-145.
Comments Spectacular image--seldom seen.
Item # EG-734
Price $1150 (Sold/MM)