Hasui: A cloudy day in Mizuki
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

A small fishing village at the sea on a dark and cloudy day.

Title: Mizuki no kumoribi – Ibaraki-ken (A cloudy day in Mizuki, Ibaraki prefecture)

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Kawase (Sui)

Publisher: Watanabe (round 6-mm seal, Hotei A)

Date: Shôwa 21 (1946)

Size: Horizontal Oban, 24,5 x 33,3 cm (block size)

Very good impression, colours and condition. Early lifetime edition, with the first possible publisher seal. Paper minimally toned. There are many colour variations of this print, here a very atmospheric dark version.

Cp.: Havard, Sackler Museum No. 1974.102.9.G, MFA Boston, No. 49.715.
Hotei No. 486/486a (Narazaki 469)