ARAI, Yoshimune II -- "A Fishing Boat" (#3)

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Artist ARAI, Yoshimune II
Title "A Fishing Boat"
Date ca1910-20;
("early-edition," ca1910/38; Pre-War printing)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
Series Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
Publisher Hasegawa
(Tokyo publisher, 1885 until 1938--then became Nishinomiya.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 3/8 x 10 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving. Darker pigments. Tiny "Made in Japan" stamped verso.
Condition Very Good to Nearly Excellent. (Very faint mat-lines left/right edges; small thin area lower margin-- otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1245.
Comments One of the delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--an early series of 21 prints which together convey "the essense of shin-hanga." (Learn more.)
Item # FW-10
Price $285 (Sold/JR)