HASUI -- "Zojoji Temple, Shiba"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE
(1883-1957)
Title "Zojoji Temple, Shiba"
("Shiba Zojoji")
Date 1925 (later printing)
Series "Twenty Views of Tokyo"
("Tokyo Nijukei")
Publisher Watanabe Shoichiro
Seal, Carver/Printer "7mm-seal"and "N-seal"
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; "gauffrage" (embossing) to umbrella, snowy trees/roof, and foreground; highly detailed carving. Deep saturation of color and bleed-through to verso.
Condition Excellent.
Fresh, strong colors.
Clean front and backside.
(No flaws.)
Reference/Illus Hotei #147; Narazaki #147.
Comments Considered by collectors to be Hasui's lifetime masterpiece, and highly coveted by collectors. Narazaki states:
"A masterpiece within Hasui's oeuvre, no other [print] received as much praise." Originally released in 1925 by Watanabe, this is a later edition.
Item # GG-339
Price $1100 (few copies remain) Edition is Sold Out.