||"Kankai Temple, Beppu"
||1927 (Pre-War, rare.)
||Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman
stationed in Tokyo.
||One of only 8 designs published by Bijutsusha Publisher.
||Bijutsusha (Tokyo, 1927-31)
||Red "Bi-seal" lower right corner (of "Bijutsusha")
||9 3/8 x 14 1/4
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, mountains, and and foreground;
light "gauffrage" to clouds, trees, mountain top, and reflection; nicely over-printed streaks
of falling rain; nicely detailed carving.
||Nearly Excellent. Clean front and verso. (Slight toning; slight margin bumping; few
surface scratches--otherwise flawless.)
||Narazaki #B-08; Hotei #177.
||Mountainside temple scene by Bijutsusha Publisher. RARE--only one of only 8 Hasui
designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha (ceased business 1931).
||Special $775 (Sold/FWG)