HASUI -- "Ulmil Pavilion, Pyongyang" #18/80
(Blue Version + Key-block SET)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Ulmil Pavilion, Pyongyang"
Date 1939 (block-set's date)
"First Edition" 2018 printing
Limited Edition (#18/80)
PLUS "Key-block" as SET
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Navy Hospital Corps servicewoman Verna Woodrich stationed in Yokohama/Tokyo 1947.
Series "Korean Prints" (Hasui 1939)
Publisher Ukiyoe-Gallery
(printed in Japan)
Seal, Carver/Printer unknown / Atushi Kawai
Image Size 4 1/2 x 7 ("koban")
6 x 8 1/2 overall
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Printing of 12-14 impressions required Japanese paper produced by Ichibei Iwano, a Living National Treasure.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
Reference/Illus Not (yet) in Hotei's 600-page "Complete Hasui" reference. Beyond 2 "trial-prints" we've discovered, this block-set was never published 1939-47 -- "sleeping" the past 79 years.
Comments Beautiful mountain temple snowscene from Hasui's 1939 trip to Korea. Never previously seen -- this First/Limited Edition 2018 printing is an Ukiyoe-Gallery exclusive.
Item # Available Now: SF-01 #18/80
PLUS "Key-block" as SET

SF-01BK #11 Sold/LA/UG7;
SF-01 #AP+K Sold/CT
Price $POR THIS "Blue-sky" version
PLUS "Key-block" as SET

("Grey-sky" coming soon)
("Sepia-sky" coming 2019)