Lot 195
Hasui Kawase (Japanese, 1883-1957), Rainy Night at Maekawa, Soshu
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Dated Showa 7 (1932), woodblock print, signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal at lower left corner, Watanabe type C seal in lower left margin, 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.

Pencil marks to reverse in lower right corner; slight mat burn; a pinhole in the top left margin corner.

$400 - 800