HASUI -- "Evening Snow at Edo River" (#9)
("aizuri" by Seki)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Evening Snow at Edo River"
("Yuki no Edogawa")
Date Feb 1932 (Early mid-edition, c1950/60.)
Series na
Publisher Doi Teiichi
Seal, Carver/Printer "C seal" variant; Harada/Seki
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
(plus margins)
Impression Very Fine.
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.
Condition Excellent.
(Absolutely flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #D-5; Hotei #270a.
Comments A Hasui winter masterpiece. Printed by Seki, worked for Doi c1955-95. Seldom seen. Few remain, sold out at publisher. "Aizuri" (shades of blue) version. RARE.
(Stock photos.)
Item # JS-1009
Price $1450 (Sold/HG) (**)