HASUI -- "Evening Rain, Lakeside Tearoom"

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Title "Evening Rain, Lakeside Tearoom"
("Kohan Choya no You")
Date 1935 Summer
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a discriminating southern USA collector.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed
(hand-applied, not uncommon from Watanabe) (Appears to be a "First Edition" printing--special edition with very wide margins in original "presentation folder.")
Image Size 10 x 14 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Deep saturation of colors. Clean frontside and verso. (Printer's crease to margin; light toning.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #426; Hotei #368.
Comments Beautifully executed lakeshore teahouse scene. One of Hasui's seldom seen designs. Likely a "First Edition" printing (Narazaki shows no seal)--with "original presentation folder."
Item # PA-12
Price $2200 (Sold/WA)