HASUI -- "Nagoya Castle"

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Title "Nagoya Castle"
Date 1932 May
("First Edition" 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 "C-seal" (used only 1929-41, and appropriate "First Edition" seal)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; very life-like depiction of waves; "baren sujizuri"
(tracings) to orange torri; life-like shadowing; highly detailed carving, crisp lines. (Very slight ink-smudging lower/right edge.)
Condition Excellent.
Clean front and verso.
(Light toning; faint stain lower/left margin; very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #194; Hotei #224.
Comments Softly colored springtime castle scene. Excellent colors. Not often seen. (Earlier printing than Narazaki and Hotei examples.)
Item # MB-48
Price $1350 (Reserved/RT)