ARAI, Yoshimune II -- "Suma Beach"

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Artist ARAI, Yoshimune II
Title "Suma Beach"
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 Lacks seal, however obtained from Nishinomiya Yosaku
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/4 x 10
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to moon; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Original margins. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1252.
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.)
Item # JS-2147
Price $275 (Sold)