Kasamatsu -- "Moonrise at Nezu Shrine, Tokyo"

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Artist Shiro KASAMATSU (1898-1991)
Title "Moonrise at Nezu Shrine, Tokyo" ("**")
Date 1932 (1932-42 printing--purchased in 1947)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "C-seal" (used only 1928-42)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to backgound and foreground; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to buildings, people, and moon; baren "sujizuir"
(tracings) to foreground; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean front and verso. (Few surface scratches; very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Grund #W-09.
Comments Beautifully moonlit nighttime image. Rarely seen, one of Kasamatsu's early pre-War Watanabe images.
Item # MB-40
Price Special $800 (Sold/JG)
(Reg $1050)