Lot 189
Hasui Kawase (Japanese, 1883-1957), Hayama in Iyo
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Dated Showa 9 (1934), woodblock print, signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal at lower right corner, E Watanabe seal (1931-1941) in lower right margin, S. Watanabe diamond shaped paper label to reverse of print, offered loose.

15.5 x 10.25 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; small pinhole in upper left corner of margin.

$800 - 1,200