Signed Hasui with the artist’s seal Kawase, lower left.
Horizontal Oban; 9 3/8 x 14 1/4 inches (238 x 362 mm); sheet size approximately 10 5/16 x 15 1/2 inches ( 262 x 394 mm).
A very fine, atmospheric impression, with fresh colors; the full sheet, in excellent condition. Published by Watanabe Shozaburo with the Watanabe E seal indicating an early impression printed between 1931-1941. Faint Made in Japan stamp in the bottom center margin, verso.
Collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Austrian Museum of Applied Arts; Honolulu Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; University of Wisconsin-Madison.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hasui Kawase (1883–1957) remains the most celebrated Japanese print designer of the shin-hanga ('new prints') movement. In 1956, he was named a Living National Treasure in Japan.