||ARAI, Yoshimune II
||"A Pine Tree on Shore"
||Obtained directly from Tokyo publisher Nishinomiya Yosaku's remaining final inventory.
||Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
||7 x 10
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to moon's reflection; life-like reflection;
highly detailed carving.
||Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
||Hasegawa Catalogue #1260.
||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."