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Hasui 巴水: Evening Snow, Edo River 暮れ之雪(江戸川)

Date 1932
Technique Woodblock Print
Price $3,500.00
Exhibitor Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints
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Artist: Kawase Hasui 川瀬 巴水(1883-1957)
Title: Evening Snow, Edo River 暮れ之雪(江戸川)
Date: 1932, 2nd month(Shôwa shichinen nigatsu saku)

Fururu yuki (Edogawa). Two beauties create a colorful contrast against the snow-covered landscape as they cross a wooden bridge spanning the Edo River. This is the full-color version of this popular design, which is actually the more scarce version. There is also an all-blue version of this work that was most often published later. This is the prewar first edition, with the publisher’s name of Doi Sadaiichi in the left margin.

Condition: Excellent impression. Very good color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 39.5 x 25.5 cm

Publisher: Doi Sadaichi
Literature: N#D-6; H#270. See the Art Institute of Chicago, Honolulu Museum of Art, MFA Boston
Sealed: Publisher’s seal “Hanken shoyu Doi Sadaichi” Carver/Printer Endo-Matsushita
Signature: Hasui