Hasui - Girl with a doll
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Girl with bobbed hair holding a doll.

Title: Goningyô (The Doll)

Series: Kodomo jûnidai (Twelve images of children)

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Kawase

Publisher: Watanabe (seal Hotei D)

Date: Shôwa 6 (1931)

Size: Oban, 36,5 x 24 cm.

Very early print, with the earliest Watanabe seal for this print. Perfect impression and colours. At the back side's margins neatly removed remains of an old mounting, at lower margin small part of thinner paper, otherwise perfect condition.

Very rare print from a planned series with twelve different pictures of children. Of the twelve pictures only two were realized.

Hotei No 248 (Narazaki 413).