Lot 198
Hasui Kawase (Japanese, 1883-1957), Evening in Beppu
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Dated Showa 4 (1929) to reverse in pencil, woodblock print, signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal at lower left corner, a diamond shaped paper S. Watanabe seal to reverse of print together with a red printed paper crane, Made in Japan black typed paper label to reverse, offered loose.

14.25 x 9.5 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.

Print margins have been trimmed; reverse of print has slight toning.

$300 - 600