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Shirozaki, Tajima Province - Kawase  Hasui prints

Shirozaki, Tajima Province

By Kawase Hasui

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Shirozaki, Tajima Province - Kawase  Hasui print

Kawase Hasui

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Date: 1924

Medium: woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 26 by 39 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: $5800 (excl. taxes)


signed in blue ink Hasui, with red circular seal Kawase, with publisher's rectangular seal on lower right margin, Hanken shoyu Watanabe Shozaburo (Copyright ownership Watanabe Shozaburo), the print title on left margin, Tajima Kinosaki followed by the date beneath, Taisho jusannen saku (made in Taisho 13 [1924])

dai oban yoko-e 10 1/4 by 15 3/8 in., 26 by 39 cm

A nocturnal streetscape in the rain of a narrow street beside a canal; on either side are low buildings (spa inns) and tall electric poles. The palette is extremely dark, aside from areas of blue in the water, the yellow umbrella of a pedestrian, and the warm orange-yellow of the lit windows, all else is rendered in black and shades of grey. In the distance, the shape of a mountain is barely visible against the dark sky; lighter areas of mist settle on the lower hills.

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