HASUI -- "Kiso River, at Inuyama"
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Title "Kiso River, at Inuyama"
("Kisogawa, (Inuyama)")
Date 1931 (pre-War and Rare.)
Series One of only 8 designs published by Bijutsusha Publisher (1920's/1930's).
Publisher Bijutsusha (Tokyo)
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "Bi-seal" lower right corner (of "Bijutsusha")
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, castle, hillside, boat, and water areas; light "gauffrage" to sailboat's sail and rocky foreground; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean backside (light toning, tiny Dealer's sticker in Japanese). (Light wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #B-07.
Comments Striking sailboat/castle image by Bijutsusha Publisher. Rare--only one of only 8 Hasui designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha Publisher. (Only copy we have ever seen first-hand.)
Item # RL-01 (BG-xx)
Price $1095 (Sold) (was $1595)