Lot 347
The Ruins of Fukuoka Castle by Hasui Kawase (Japanese, 1883-1957)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1940, woodblock print, ink and colors on paper, signed on lower left hand side "Hasui" with red "Sui" seal, Watanabe publisher's seal on right hand margin, the wood grain of the block is evident in the sky, this print features the ruins of Fukuoka Castle, a 17th century building that was the largest castle on Kyushu, lotus fill the ponds surrounding the castle walls, and the plants and trees are almost overtaking the castle, print is presented loose.

Sheet Size 15 5/8 x 10.25 in.

Private Collection, Kill Devil Hills, NC. Purchased in Japan in 1945.

Purchased in Japan during the 1940s.

Good impression and color; some foxing.

$400 - 800