HASUI -- "Rain at Shinagawa"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Rain at Shinagawa"
Date 1931
(later edition, 2005)
Series "Selection of Views of the Tokaido"
("Tokaido Fukei Senshu")
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, buildings, boats, and water; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; life-like reflection; finely carved details.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #173; Hotei #218.
Comments Beautiful and evocative scene of old Tokyo. Reissued in 2005 by Watanabe using their original woodblocks from 1931; other such recently reissued Hasui prints are discussed in "June 2002 - Five Additional Hasui Prints Re-issued by Watanabe."
Item # Available Soon, INQUIRE;
(JS-2892 Sold/RL;
JS-2391 Sold)
Price $310