Lot 200
Hasui Kawase (Japanese, 1883-1957), Two Young Women Strolling in an Azalea Garden
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Dated Showa 10 (1935), woodblock print, from the series Collection of Views of the Moto-Hakone Minami Villa, signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal "Sui" at lower right corner, 6mm Watanabe seal in lower left corner, embossed with title in lower margin, Japanese kanji for 5 in lower left margin, one of six prints in this series commissioned by the Iwasaki Family, offered loose.

15 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.

Private Collection, Raleigh, North Carolina

Hasui Kawase was one of the leaders of the Shin hanga movement in Japan. He focused on making prints that illustrated the beauty of Japan's natural landscapes with special emphasis on seasonal color and light effects of sunrise, sunset, rain and snow. He received the high honor of being named "A Living National Treasure" in 1956 for his contributions to the arts.

Very good condition, color, and impression; evidence of paper and some tape from previous mounting to corners.

$500 - 1,000