HASUI -- "Ochanomizu in Snow" (#2)

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Title "Ochanomizu in Snow"
Date 1926 "First Edition"
Series "Twenty Scenes of Tokyo"
("Tokyo Nijikei") 1925-30
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "A-seal"
(used only 1924-30)
"First Edition"
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, buildings, and water areas; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) for snow; nicely detailed carving.
(Two normal tiny "drying holes" left margin.)
Condition Good to Very Good.
Quite good colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Mat-line into image edges; slight thinning upper/left corner; light toning; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #150; Blair "1930 Toledo Catalogue" #84.
Comments Stunning--one of Hasui's most dramatic falling snow scenes. VERY seldom seen. "First Edition" printing.
Item # GG-143
Price $2,800 (Sold/SK)
(If VG-EX, easily $5/6000.)