HASUI -- "Snow at Sanno Temple"

(Click HERE for additional image)
(Click HERE for additional image)
Artist Hasui KAWASE
Title "Snow at Sanno Temple"
("Sanno no Zansetsu")
Date 1926
(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 8 3/4 x 13 1/8 ("aiban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to temple and snow areas; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hotei #168; Narazaki #I-4.
Comments Published by Shobisha (who acquired woodblocks from Isetatsu decades ago).
Newly released by Shobisha (Summer 2011) from Isetatsu's original block-set--not seen since the 1920's.
Item # JS-2905
Price $400