Lot 194
Hasui Kawase (Japanese, 1883-1957), Spring in Arashiyama
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Dated Showa 9 (1934), woodblock print, signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal at lower right corner, 6mm Watanabe seal in lower left corner, title and date in lower margin, offered loose.

15.25 x 10.5 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 mat burn; possible previously backed now mostly removed making paper thin and discoloration to reverse; small hole in margin at upper left corner.

$400 - 800