HASUI -- "Aikawa, Sado Island"

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Title "Aikawa, Sado Island"
("Aikawa-cho, Sado")
Date August 1921.
PRE-earthquake (blocks destroyed 1923). RARE.
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a discriminating southern USA collector.
Series "Souvenirs of Travel, Second Series"
("Tabi Miyage dai Nishu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "1-seal"
(or "A-seal" by Hotei)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to foreground; highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Deep, strong colors. Clean front and verso. (Couple spots upper/left margin; 3 glue residues verso margins; light toning.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #68; Hotei #68.
Comments A beautifully colored Hasui design. Extremely rare 1921 image, as woodblocks were destroyed in Tokyo's 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. First Edition.
Item # PA-04
Price $3950 (Sold/MJ)