||Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
||"Evening Snow at Edo River"
("Yuki no Edogawa")
(likely 1960/70's Seki printing
(Seki worked 1955-95)
||unsealed (likely Harada/Seki)
||9 1/4 x 14 1/4 (plus margins)
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to tree
limbs, railings, accumulated snowfall, and falling snowflakes; visible "woodgrain" in center
sky area; highly detailed carving, crisp line-work.
Very good colors.
(Faint mat-line lower/left; discoloration outer margin edges; couple tiny spots.)
||Narazaki #D-5; Hotei #270a.
||A Hasui winter masterpiece. Printed on "older" paper --likely printed by Seki (worked for Doi c1955-95).
Publisher's inventory sold out, no plans to re-issue. Seldom seen.