HASUI -- "Rain at Shinobazu Pond"

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Title "Rain at Shinobazu Pond"
("Shinobazu no Ike no Ame")
Date 1929 (later edition, 2004-05)
Series "Twenty Views of Tokyo"
("Tokyo Niju-kei")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer 7mm and "Heisei" seals.
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, buildings, and trees; light "gauffrage" to clouds, trees, and railings; life-like reflections; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #166; Hotei #162.
Comments Colorful springtime image. Reissued in 2004-2005 by Watanabe using their original woodblocks from 1929.
Other such recently reissued Hasui prints are discussed in "June 2002 - Five Additional Hasui Prints Re-issued by Watanabe."
Item # Possibly Available, Inquire;
JS-2389 (Sold/JG)
Price $330