HASUI -- "Spring Evening, Ueno Toshogu Shrine" (#8)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Spring Evening, Ueno Toshogu Shrine"
("Haru no Yu (Ueno Toshogu)")
Date 1948 (First Edition)
Provenance Obained via a small collection of prints collected post-War by an American serviceman stationed in Tokyo 1946-47.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6-mm seal"(lower/left),
appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky and cherry blossoms; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to moon, pagoda, and cherry blossoms; nicely detailed carving. (Slight "printer's crease" upper edge.)
Condition Very Good++.
Excellent colors.
Very clean front and verso.
(Light toning; scattered light creasing upper sky area.)
Reference/Illus Andacht p.113; Narazaki #491; Hotei #509.
Comments Wonderfully colorful springtime cherry blossom image.
"First Edition" printing.
Item # EG-739
Price $750 (Sold/MM)