HASUI -- "Tsuchizaki, Akita Province"

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Title "Tsuchizaki, Akita Province"
("Tsuchizaki, Akita")
Date 1928 ("First Edition" printing)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series "Scenic Views of Japan's Eastern Provinces" ("Nihon Fukeishu Higashi Nihon Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "A-seal"
(used only 1924-30, and appropriate First Edition" seal)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to boat and foreground; light "gauffrage" to clouds; life-like reflection; nicely visible woodgrain to sky; highly detailed carving. (Tiny ink-smudge margin edge.)
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso. (Glue residue upper verso corner; slight bump bottom margin--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #138; Hotei #136A.
Comments Wonderful colors--this is the "pink sky" version. Appropriate seal for "First Edition" printing. A seldom seen print.
Item # MB-13
Price $2350 (Sold/WA)