Hasui: Sarusawa-Teich in NaraHasui: Sarusawa-Teich in Nara
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

The pagoda in Nara at dawn.

Title: Nara Sarusawa no ike (Sarusawa pond in Nara)

Series: Hasui uchiwa-e jûnikei (Twelve Views by Hasui on fan prints)

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Kawase (o. Sui)

Publisher: Katô Junji (seal Hanmoto Katô Junji)

Date: undated (1935)

Size: Shikishiban, 24 x 25 cm (block size)

Very good print and colours, verso: at the upper side and in the upper margin minimally toned, some minor stains, altogether in perfect condition. Verso a faint red stamp of a limited edition of 200 pieces, without numbering. First edition, printed by Katô. The "colourless" marks at the bottom left corner and at the bottom margin are so called „kentô“ (block registration) marks.

Hotei No. 375 (Narazaki Ka-4). For the different editions of these prints see Brown, Kawase Hasui, The complete woodblock prints, Leiden 2003, p. 106