HASUI -- "Taisho Pond, Kamikochi" (#3)

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Title "Taisho Pond, Kamikochi"
("Kamikochi, Taisho Ike")
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.
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 snow-covered mountain ridges, trees, and falling snowflakes; amazingly life-like reflection; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean front and verso. (Slight toning; margin bumping upper/left and right/bottom--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #B-04; Hotei #173.
Comments Strikingly beautiful, reflected wintertime image by Bijutsusha Publisher. RARE--only one of only 8 Hasui designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha (ceased business 1931).
Item # MB-14
Price $2200 (Sold/NB)