||"Mount Unzen, Hizen"
||1927 (Pre-War, rare.)
||Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman
stationed in Tokyo.
||One of only 8 designs published by Bijutsusha Publisher (1920's/1930's).
||Bijutsusha (Tokyo, 1927-31)
||9 3/8 x 14 1/4
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, distant mountains, and water areas;
light "gauffrage" to clouds, mountains, and trees; nicely detailed carving. (Minor pigment
variation left image edge.)
||Very Good to Nearly Excellent. Clean front and verso. (Slight toning; soft diagonal 5-inch crease
upper/right; 1/2-inch tear (archival repair) lower/left edge with margin creasing; few surface
scratches, scattered marks.)
||Narazaki #B-06; Hotei #175.
||Strikingly colorful lake image by Bijutsusha Publisher.
Rare--only one of only 8 Hasui
designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha (ceased business 1931).