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Moonlit Night, Miyajima by Kawase Hasui

Moonlit Night, Miyajima
by Kawase Hasui

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Prints

Woodblock

1947

Edition Size: n/a

Sheet Size: 38.9 by 26.3 cm

Signed

Condition: Excellent

$2,200.00

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signed Hasui with artist’s seal Kawase, publisher’s round Watanabe seal at lower left corner, the title on the left margin, Miyajima no tsukiyo, followed by the date, Showa nijuninen saku (made in Showa 12 [1947])

oban tate-e 15 3/8 by 10 3/8 in., 38.9 by 26.3 cm

This impression is notably darker overall and more saturated with blue than the impressions illustrated in Narazaki, Brown, and the Shimada City monographs, which have more contrast between the shadowed foreground and the lighter blue water.

References:
Narazaki Muneshige, Kawase Hasui mokuhanga shu, 1979, p. 143, no. 479
Kendall H. Brown, Kawase Hasui: The Complete Woodblock Prints, 2003, p. 544, no. 497
Kendall H. Brown, Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui’s Masterpieces, 2004, p. 122, no. 86
Shimada City Museum, Kawase Hasui, The landscape woodblock prints of the Taisho and Showa periods, 2005, p. 112, no. 216

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