ARAI, Yoshimune II -- "A Ferry Boat"

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Artist ARAI, Yoshimune II
Title "A Ferry Boat"
Date ca1910-20;
("mid-edition," ca1938/60)
Provenance Obtained directly from Tokyo publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku's remaining final inventory.
Series Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
Publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/2 x 9 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to moon; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Original margins. (Tiny 3/16 hole lower/left margin--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1246.
Comments One of the delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--an early series of 21 prints which together convey "the essense of shin-hanga." (Learn more.) Seldom seen image.
Item # JS-2143
Price $325 (Sold/HP)