HASUI -- "Sunset at Ichinokura, Ikegami"

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Title "Sunset at Ichinokura, Ikegami"
("Ikegami Ichinokura (Sekiyo)")
Date 1928 ("First Edition" printing)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series "Twenty Views of Tokyo" ("Tokyo Niju-Kei")
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 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print. (Slight off-setting upper/left corner.)
Condition Nearly Excellent. Deep, rich colors. Clean front and verso. (Some light wrinkling left image area; few surface scratches; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #156; Hotei #155.
Comments Wonderful colors--tall sihouetted trees set against a multi-color sky. Appropriate seal for "First Edition" printing. A seldom seen print.
Item # MB-21
Price $4000 (Sold/WA)