Hasui -- "Spring Moon at Ninomiya Beach" (#2)

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Title "Spring Moon at Ninomiya Beach" ("Haru no Tsuki, Ninomiya Kaigan")
Date 1932 March (later-edition--likely by Hamano c1995-2000)
Series na
Publisher Doi Hangaten
Seal, Carver/Printer unsealed
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, clouds, water areas, and foreground; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to moon and clouds; life-like reflection; very finely carved details, crisp key-lines.
("Printer's crease" top and right margins.)
Condition Excellent.
Fresh, strong colors.
Reference/Illus Narazaki #D-07; Hotei #273.
Comments A gorgeous moonlite seashore image from Kanagawa Prefecture on Japan's northern coast.
NOTE: This print bears a (seemingly) "early Watanabe Publisher's seal" in its left margin--however, is clearly printed directly from Doi Publisher's original "block-set." This print was the focus item of our 2003 Ukiyoe Gallery "Article #27."
(Due to circumstances--this is truely a unique print.)
Item # JS-1818
Price $325