HASUI -- "Snow at Daichi"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE
Title "Snow at Daichi"
("Daichi no Yuki")
Date Feb 1925
(later edition, 2011)
Series One of only 5 Hasui images originally published by Isetatsu Publisher 1925-26 (Tokyo, active 1925-26).
Publisher Shobisha
(Isetatsu's original blocks)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" to snowflakes, trees, roofs, and umbrella; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hotei #144; Narazaki #I-1.
Comments Published by Shobisha (who acquired woodblocks from Isetatsu decades ago).
Newly released by Shobisha (Spring 2011) from Isetatsu's original block-set--not seen since the 1920's.
Item # Available NOW as JS-2847;
(WS-xx Sold/PR;
JS-2877 Sold/TO;
JS-2876 Sold/TS)
Price $425