Hasui: Nightscene of Kinosaki by rainHasui: Nightscene of Kinosaki by rain
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Atmospheric night scene at a riverbank, the heavy rain is blurring the contours of the buildings and the landscape.

Title: Tajima Kinosaki (Kinosaki in the Tajima region)

Series: Tabi miyage dai sanshû (Souvernirs of travel, third series)

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Kawase (Sui)

Publisher: Hanken shoyû Watanabe Shôzaburô (seal Hotei B)

Date: Taishô 13 (1924)

Size: Horizontal Oban, 23,8 x 36,2 cm (block size)

Early edition of this rare and atmospheric print. Excellent impression and colours. Paper slightly toned, some tears in margins and corners, professionally restored, very thin backing. The print is also known with the title: Shirozaki/Shirosaki.

Img. Hotei No. 121 (Narazaki 151). Cp. MFA Boston, No. 49.689. Also Pachter, Kawase Hasui and His Contemporaries. Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, 1986, p. 51, Img. No. 33