HASUI -- "Spring in Mount Atago"

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Title "Spring in Mount Atago"
("Haru no Atagoyama")
Date Spring 1921
PRE-earthquake (1923 blocks destroyed), extremely rare. ("First Edition" and only printing)
Provenance Private placement. Offered via a discriminating European collector.
Series "Twenty Scenes of Tokyo" ("Tokyo Juni-dai")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "1-seal" (or "A-seal" by Hotei) (used only 1924-30, and appropriate "First Edition" seal)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; nicely visible "woodgrain" to sky area; highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Appears Very Good++ to Nearly Excellent.
Excellent, fresh/strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
("Some light wrinkling lower/right corner; light toning; very slight wear. Otherwise flawless.")
Reference/Illus Narazaki #37; Hotei #37.
Comments A delightful springtime image--one of Hasui's finest pre-earthquake designs. Extremely rare 1921 image, as woodblocks were destroyed in 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. Wonderful colors. (Images provided by European collector.) A very RARE print.
Item # KV-02
Price $POR (No Longer Available)