HASUI -- "Spring Evening, Ueno Toshogu Shrine" (#5)

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Title "Spring Evening, Ueno Toshogu Shrine"
("Haru no Yu (Ueno Toshogu)")
Date 1948 (Not new--known to come from an early 1950's three print Hasui collection, others bearing usual "6mm-seal")
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer (Hand-applied, occasionally omitted--not uncommon from Watanate Publisher.)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky and cherry blossoms; nicely visible "baren sujizuri" circular tracings) to lower sky; light "gauffrage" to pagoda and cherry blossoms; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Deep, rich colors. Very clean front and backside. (Uncirculated print--found still side-tipped into original "presentation folder." Few surface scratches--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Andacht p.113; Narazaki #491; Hotei #509.
Comments Wonderfully colorful springtime cherry blossom image. Exceptional colors.
Item # FW-12
Price Special $600 (Sold/MO)
(Reg $700/$875)