HASUI -- "Night at Shinakawa"

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Title "Night at Shinkawa"
("Yoru no Shinkawa")
Date July 1919.
PRE-earthquake (1923 blocks destroyed), extremely rare.
Series "Twelve Scenes of Tokyo"
("Tokyo Juni-dai")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "1-seal"
(or "A-seal" by Hotei)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to building's outlines; baren "sujizuri"
(tracings) to walls; crisp key-lines.
Condition Very Good++. Strong, deep colors. Clean front and verso. (Light/moderate toning; matline and few faint scattered spots to margin; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #28; Hotei #28.
Comments A beautifully illuminated Hasui design, with two tiny "star-shaped" stars in sky. Extremely rare 1919 image, as woodblocks were destroyed in 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake.
Item # TD-01
Price Reduced $2350 (Sold/RW)
(was $2975)