HASUI -- "Kasuga Shrine at Nara" (#8)

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Title "Kasuga Shrine at Nara"
("Nara Kasuga Jinsha")
Date April 1933 (1946-57 printing)
Provenance Robert O. Muller Collection. Consigned by a knowledgable eastcoast print collector/dealer.
Series "Collection of Scenic Views of Japan--Western Provinces"
("Nihon Fukei Shu II--Kansai Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "6-mm seal" lower/right
(used only 1946-57,
lifetime printing)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" to trees, roof edges, and umbrella; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. Very clean front/verso. Uncirclulated print. (Slight toning. No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Pachter pl #66; Narazaki #222; Hotei #317; Watanabe 1936 Catalogue #H-156.
Comments Gorgeous--sought-after "red temple" image; not often seen. See our related
"Kasuga Shrine" article.
Item # PA-32
Price $1275 (Sold/PA)