Lot 191
Hasui Kawase (Japanese, 1883-1957), Chii Mountain Senon Temple Korea
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Dated Showa 15 (1940), woodblock print, from the series Zoku Chosen fukei (Korean Views Supplement), signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal "Sui" at lower right corner, 6mm Watanabe seal in lower right corner, offered loose.

15 3/8 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.

Some foxing to paper; some evidence to left side of print of previous backing adhesive in three spots.

$500 - 1,000