||"Tenno Temple, Osaka"
(clearly an early pre-War printing)
||"Souvenirs of Travels, Third Series" 1924-29
("Tabi Miyage dai Sanshu")
||Watanabe "margin seals" lost via margin triming.
(Faintly visible Watanabe "diamond
sticker" verso seen thru lower left corner.)
||9 3/8 x 14 1/4
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light
"gauffrage" (embossing) to roof-tops, stone wall, and umbrella;
baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to snowy left foreground; life-like shadowing;
highly detailed carving.
||Good to Very Good.
Strong colors. Clean front. (Margins trimmed to just
ouside of image edges; laid-down onto old mat-board backing; small nick top edge;
||Narazaki #139; Hotei #135.
||Gorgeous early post-earthquake image. One of Hasui's most sought after
snow scenes. Rarely seen.