Lot 192
Hasui Kawase (Japanese, 1883-1957), Morning at Tsuchiura
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Dated Showa 6 (1931), woodblock print, signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal at lower left corner, Watanabe type C seal in lower left margin, stamped "Made in Japan" in small black type to lower margin on 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 color and impression; mat burn to left edge side of print; water staining at upper left corner in mostly margin; small pinhole to upper left corner in margin.

$500 - 1,000