HASUI -- "Kiso River, at Inuyama" (#2)

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Title "Kiso River, at Inuyama"
("Kisogawa, (Inuyama)")
Date 1931 (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 (1920's/1930's).
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, castle, hillside, boat, and water areas; light "gauffrage" to sailboat's sail and rocky foreground; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good--. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Wrinkling to top (sky area) of print; tiny hole (left water area); few surface scratches, scattered marks; light toning.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #B-07; Hotei #176.
Comments Strikingly sailboat/castle image by Bijutsusha Publisher.
Rare--only one of only 8 Hasui designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha (ceased business 1931).
Item # MB-28
Price Special $625 (Sold/SS)
(Reg $795, $995 if perfect)