Lot 197
Hasui Kawase (Japanese, 1883-1957), Sunset at Ichinokura, Ikegami
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Dated Showa 3 (1928), woodblock print, signed "Hasui" with red artist's seal at lower left corner, Watanabe type A seal (1924-1930) in lower right margin corner, from the series "Twenty Views of Tokyo," offered loose.

10 3/8 x 15 1/4 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.

Mat burn; some toning to paper; two corners with mat secured to them still.

$400 - 800