KASAMATSU -- "Matsumoto Castle, Shinshu"

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Artist Shiro KASAMATSU (1898-1991)
Title "Matsumoto Castle, Shinshu"
("Shinshu Matsumoto-jo")
Date 1934 ("First Edition")
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "C-seal" (aka "sausage seal," used only 1929-42)
Appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; nicely visible woodgrain in sky; "gauffrage" (embossing) to crescent moon, trees, and castle; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Good+++ Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Harsh 4-inch scratch (difficult to see) upper left corner, "clipped" upper/left corner; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Grund #W-16
Comments A delightful early evening castle image with bats flying about overhead. (Publisher likely "clipped" corner due to scratch mentioned.)
Item # MB-12
Price Special $495 (Sold/BL)
(Reg $850/$750/$595)