HASUI -- "Dawn at Nihon Bridge"

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Title "Dawn at Nihon Bridge"
("Nihon-bashi (yoake)")
Date 1940 (early 1934-40 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 "F-seal" (used only 1934-41, early printing)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; baren "sujizuri"
(tracings) to bridge and sky areas; "gauffrage"
(embossing) to stone area; life-like shadowing and reflections; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent/Very Good.
Clean front and verso.
(Except for: Top/bottom margin/image trimmed--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #171; Hotei #234.
Comments Softly colored bridge scene. Excellent colors. Not often seen.
Item # MB-36
Price $525 (Sold/DN)
(Untrimmed would be $1300+)