HASUI -- "Nissaka on Tokaido" (#2)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Nissaka on Tokaido"
("Tokaido Nissaka")
Date 1942 (1946-57 lifetime printing)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series "Selection of Views of the Tokaido"
("Tokaido Fukei Senshu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm seal" (used 1946-57; lifetime edition).
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to buildings; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Clean frontside and verso. (Single surface scratch--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #186; Hotei #238.
Comments Beautiful and evocative rainy streetscene.
Item # MB-31
Price $850 (Sold/NK)