Hasui: Miyajima in the mist
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Miyajima (aka Itsukushima) shrine on a foggy day, seen from the waterside.

Title: Kiri no Miyajima (Miyajima in the mist)

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Kawase (o. Sui)

Publisher: Watanabe, Tokio (round 6mm seal Hotei A – the earliest for this print)

Date: Shôwa 22 (1947)

Size: Horizontal Ôban, 23,7 x 36,4 cm (image)

Early impression, pre-1957. Very nice impression and colours. Two usual drying holes in upper margin. Verso in top margin inconspicuous remnants from previous attachment. Lower left corner in margin minimally creased. Verso in bottom corner a small red (collector's?) seal. In lower margin handwritten in pencil "Miyajima" and "Hasui Kawase". Overall excellent condition of a rarely seen depiction of Itsuskushima shrine by the artist.

Hotei No. 499 (Narazaki 480). See also Art Institute of Chicago; 1990.607.458; Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, AK-MAK-1629.