HASUI -- "Zaimoku Island, Matsushima"

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Title "Zaimoku Island, Matsushima"
("Matsushima Zaimokuiwa"--"zaimoku-iwa" means literally "wood rock.")
Date May 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.
Skillful "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to rocks and sail; baren "sujizuri" to sail; crisp key-lines; strongly visible woodgrain in sky; astonishingly life-like reflection; crisp lines, finely carved details.
Condition Excellent.
Strong unfaded colors. (Flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #205; Hotei #294; Blair 1936 Toledo Catalogue #80.
Comments Simply superb. Appropriate seal for First Edition printing--nicely visible woodgrain.
Item # LZ-02
Price $1550 (Sold)
(Reduced--was $1750)