Lot 190
Hasui Kawase (Japanese, 1883-1957), Chuzenji Utagahama
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Dated Showa 6 (1931), woodblock print, signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal at lower right corner, 6mm Watanabe seal in lower left corner, 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; very slight mat burn to edges of print image.

$800 - 1,200