Kawase Hasui: Snowy Inokashira, Benten - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Kawase Hasui

Title: Snowy Inokashira, Benten

Date: 1929

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Title Snow at a Shrine Entrance first & limited edition - provenance: Robert O. Muller estate Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957 Signature Hasui Seal sui Dated 1929 Publisher Sakai and Kawaguchi Medium/Technique Woodblock print Impression excellent - very good … lightly embossed, some of snow flakes were embossed and some were printed in different shades to show the depth. Colors very good Condition very good … dark toning, slightly creased, margins creased. (To see the backside of this print, please click on the image to the last enlargement.) Edition Size 100 Numbered 44 / 100 Description "Shato no Yuki" Steadily falling snow at the entrance of Benten shrine and the pond in Inokashira, Tokyo. Hasui made only sixteen prints for the publisher Kawaguchi and Sakai. These handful works were considered among his finest work, especially the snow scenes. Note carver Maeda, printer Komatsu. Provenance: Robert O. Muller estate. (Edition number in Japanese pasted on the back). Format Oban yoko-e Width Item 16.9 inches = 43.0 cm Height Item 11.0 inches = 28.0 cm Width Image 14.4 inches = 36.5 cm Height Image 9.4 inches = 24.0 cm

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