HASUI -- "Kawanishi, Tochigi Prefecture"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Kawanishi, Tochigi Prefecture"
("Tochigi ken Kawanishi-cho")
Date 1947
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm-seal" (lower left), (lifetime edition), and appropriate seal for First Edition.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 13 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, trees and water areas; nicely visible "woodgrain" to buildings right; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to sky's clouds; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Very Good. Strong colors. Clean front and backside (tiny "Made in Japan" verso). (Diagonal creases (2-3 inches) both upper corners; light toning; light surface scratches; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #487; Hotei #505.
Comments Wonderful colors. A delightful rural scene. Bears "First Edition" seal.
Item # MPL-02
Price $695 (No longer available)