HASEGAWA, Sadanobu III -- "Maiko Watching Sunset"

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Artist HASEGAWA, Sadanobu III (1881-1963)
Title "Maiko Watching Sunset"
Date ca1940-50's
Provenance Obained via Uchida Publisher's "Family Archives." Founded in 1919, a few of Uchida's long-held collection of original 1950's prints have recently found their way to modern day collectors.
Series Nishinomiya's "Japanese Scenes on 'Tanzaku'"
Publisher Uchida Bijutsu Shoshi
(Kyoto, 1919 to present)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 3 1/8 x 14 1/4 "tanzaku"
(tall/narrow "pillar print")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. (Tiny tear top edge--otherwise flawless. Light toning.)
Original narrow margins--as published.
Reference/Illus ca1920 "Hasegawa Catalogue" #1593.
Comments From a series of tall/narrow ("tanzauku") prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya-- a challenging format designed to hang from the interior roof-poles of early traditional Japanese homes. (Learn more.) Rarely seen.
Item # GG-088
Price $225