||"Evening Snow at Edo River"
("Yuki no Edogawa")
||Feb 1932 (Early mid-edition, c1950/60.)
||"C seal" variant; Harada/Seki
||9 1/4 x 14 1/4
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 clean.
||Narazaki #D-5; Hotei #270a.
||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.