NAKAZAWA -- "Willow Tree at Sarusawa Pond"

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Artist Hiromitsu NAKAZAWA
Title "Willow Tree at Sarusawa Pond"
("Sarusawa Ike Hotori no Yanagi")
Date 1935 (ca1930's--purchased in 1947)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Kato Junji (Tokyo, 1930-53)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky and water areas; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to multi-layered willow branches; baren "sujizuri"
(tracings) to trees; visible woodgrain to foreground; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good+++.
Very clean front and verso. (Bumping/creasing to margins--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A delightful and highly detailed pondside image.
A seldom seen print.
Item # MB-45
Price $325 (Sold/NK)