HASUI -- "Pagoda and Forest in Snow"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Pagoda and Forest in Snow"
Date ca1930's
("First Edition"--only printing.)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a discriminating southern USA collector.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer unsealed (as issued)
Image Size 5 1/8 x 7 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; extensive "gauffrage" (embossing) to "ribs" of lantern; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Very clean front and verso. (Slight toning--no flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hotei #HI-03; Watanabe #W-805.
Comments Beautiful "lantern design" format. Block-sets destroyed WWII--"First Edition" and only printing. Rarely seen.
Item # PA-21
Price $1500/set of 5 prints (Sold/MV)
as "5-print Set" only)