HASUI -- "Sunset at Morigasaki"

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Title "Sunset at Morigasaki"
("Morigasaki no Sekyo")
Date 1932 ("First 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 Watanabe "B-seal"
(used only 1927-32, and appropriate "First Edition" seal)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to foreground pathway; light "gauffrage" to building; nicely detailed carving. (Minor ink-smudge margin edge.)
Condition Excellent.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight bump bottom/right corner--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #332; Hotei #267.
Comments Delightfully colorful sunset/clouds image. Stronger/fresher colors than Hotei's example. Appropriate seal for "First Edition" printing. A seldom seen print.
Item # MB-29
Price $2500 (Sold/WA)