ARAI, Yoshimune II -- "A Pine Tree on Shore"

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Artist ARAI, Yoshimune II
Title "A Pine Tree on Shore"
(given name)
Date ca1910-20;
("later-edition," ca1970/80's)
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 x 10
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to moon's reflection; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hasegawa Catalogue #1260.
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-2152
Price $275 (Sold/HP)