HASUI -- "Mount Unzen, Hizen"

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Title "Mount Unzen, Hizen"
("Hizen Unzendake")
Date 1927 (Pre-War, rare.)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series One of only 8 designs published by Bijutsusha Publisher (1920's/1930's).
Publisher Bijutsusha (Tokyo, 1927-31)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression 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.)
Condition 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.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #B-06; Hotei #175.
Comments Strikingly colorful lake image by Bijutsusha Publisher.
Rare--only one of only 8 Hasui designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha (ceased business 1931).
Item # MB-05
Price $1100 (Sold/WA)