HASUI -- "Lake Towada" (#3)
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Title "Lake Towada"
Date ca1938 (Likely pre-War printing in "chuban" size.)
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 this set.) (VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
Image Size 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 ("chuban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, distant mountains, and water areas; light "gauffrage" to clouds, trees, mountain top, and reflection; life-like reflection; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
Clean front and verso.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #B-08.
Comments "Chuban" (half-sized) version of original "oban" Bijutsusha print. One of only 8 Hasui designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha Publisher.
Item # FG-043
Price $315 (Sold/NK)