HASUI -- "Onshi Park, Shiba"

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Title "Onshi Park, Shiba"
("Shiba Onshi Koen")
Date December 1937
(later edition, reprinted from original blocks)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer 7mm and "Heisei" seals.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, distant trees, water, and foreground; nicely over-printed streaks of falling "rain"; silver "mica" highlights; finely carved details.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #298; Hotei #422.
Comments Beautifully evocative scene of a carefully manicured tree. Reissued in Fall 2004 by Watanabe using their original woodblocks from 1937; other such recently reissued Hasui prints are discussed in "June 2002 - Five Additional Hasui Prints Re-issued by Watanabe."
Item # Available NOW As JS-2816;
(JS-2281 Sold/JM;
JS-2213 Sold)
Price $375