||"Grapes and Apples"
("Budo to Ringo")
||1940 (early edition printing)
||Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman
stationed in Tokyo.
(used only 1932-42)
||9 3/8 x 14 1/4
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to grapes and shadowing; light "gauffrage" (embossing)
to red apples; light baren "sujizuri" (circular tracings) to background; nicely detailed carving.
||Very Good to Nearly Excellent. Deep, rich colors. Clean front and verso. (Some minor wrinkling lower
image/margin, slight wear.)
||Narazaki #417; Hotei #442.
||An unsual composition by Hasui, who is typically a landscape artist. A seldom seen print.