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