HASUI -- "A Fine Winter's Day, Miyajima"

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Title "A Fine Winter's Day, Miyajima"
("Seiten no Miyajima")
Date February 1921.
PRE-earthquake (1923 blocks destroyed), extremely rare.
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by a USA collector/dealer.
Series "Souvenirs of Travel, Second Series"
("Tabi Miyage dai Nishu")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "1-seal"
(or "A-seal" by Hotei)
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; life-like reflections; crisp key-lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong, deep colors. Clean front and verso. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #57; Hotei #57.
Comments A dramatic wintertime image--one of Hasui's dramatic pre-earthquake designs. Extremely rare 1921 image, as woodblocks were destroyed in 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake.
Item # WE-57
Price $9500 nd (Sold/NK)