||"Moonlit Sea (with Clouds)" variant
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate following
||Hasegawa/Nishinomiya's "Night Scenes"
(Tokyo publisher--known active 1938 until late-1950's; then sporadically until present day.)
||7 3/8 x 10 1/4
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; amazingly life-like reflection;
highly detailed carving.
Narrow margins--as issued.
(No flaws noted.)
||Hasegawa Catalogue #1250.
||One of the delightful "Night Scenes" series of prints by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya--an early series of 21 prints
which together convey "the essense of shin-hanga."
This print is a variant copy with an added block used to "add clouds" into
an otherwise solid sky color (only copy we've encountered). Rare.