||"Snow at Ueno Toshogu Shrine"
("Ueno Toshogu no Yuki")
(Limited "First Edition" #91/100 seal verso)
||Obtained from Robert O. Muller's Estate. Private placement--consigned by a discriminating collector.
||One of only 16 Hasui images published by Kawaguchi & Sakai (1929-30).
||Kawaguchi & Sakai
||K & S "A-seal" (used only 1929-31)
and "E-seal" (chrysanthemum/running water)
Original "Hasui-sealed Limited Edition sticker" verso.
||7 1/4 x 14 ("narrow-oban")
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light gauffrage to umbrella
and as "raised" snowflakes and snow accumulation.
||Excellent. Fresh, strong colors.
(Slight presence of verso seal/sticker.)
No flaws noted. A pristine uncirculated print.
||Narazaki #KS-3. Hotei #183.
||One of Hasui's finest early snowscenes. A very limited Kawaguchi & Sakai published
First Edition #91/100. Prints bearing K & S "A" or "B" seals (used only 1929-31) are
very RARE and are highly sought after by collectors.
(Limited time placement.)