HASUI -- "Sanpoji Pond, Shakuji"

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Title "Sanpoji Pond, Shakuji"
("Sanpoji Ike, Shakuji")
Date 1930, October ("early edition" printing)
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" (used only 1929-42)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to moon and pond's lily-pads; crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving. (Very faint ink-smudge right margin.)
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso. (Very slight bump lower/left corner--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #312; Hotei #199.
Comments An evocative early evening scene. Seldom seen print.
Item # MB-16
Price $2250 -- (Sold/CC)