HASUI -- "Moon over Nakajima, Sapporo"

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Title "Moon over Nakajima, Sapporo"
("Sapporo Nakanoshima no Yuzuki")
Date March 1933 (Early Watanabe oblong "C-seal;" appropriate "First Edition" seal.)
Provenance Small private collection, obtained 1945 while in Japan.
Series "Scenic Views of Japan's Eastern Provinces" ("Nihon Fukeishu Higashi Nihon Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "C" seal
(aka "sausage seal," used only 1929-42, and appropriate seal for "First Edition")
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky and foreground; nicely visible woodgrain; life-like reflection; crisp lines, finely carved details.
Condition Excellent.
Strong unfaded colors. (Flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #202; Hotei #294.
Comments Evocative evening scene. Appropriate seal for First Edition printing--nicely visible woodgrain.
Item # LZ-01
Price $1650 (Sold)
(Reduced--was $1850)