Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Includes Phoenix Hall Byodoin Uji
, dated Showa 8 (1933), signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal at lower right corner, Watanabe seal in lower left corner, date and title in margin below print, offered loose (fading to color, some toning to paper, pencil marks to reverse of print), and Kikyomon Gate
, dated Showa 4 (1929), signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal at lower right corner, Watanabe type A seal (1924-1930), offered loose (pencil writing in left corner margin; mat burn; lower right corner has loss; fading; some toning to paper; remains of backing tape to top margin on reverse; paper tag to lower right corner of reverse).
15.25 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.
$500 - 1,000