Hasui: Bamboo Forest
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

A view through a bamboo grove over spring green fields on the Tamagawa River, a lonely boat on the calm water, on the far bank scattered farmhouses and blooming trees in front of a range of hills.

Title: Bamboo Forest, Tama River

From a series of 12 woodblock prints for the 1953 calendar of the Pacific Transport Lines.

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Kawase (o. Sui)

Publisher: Watanabe (unsealed, as always)

Date: undated (1952)

Edition: 500

Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Horizontal Ôban, 24.2 x 36.4 cm (image)

Excellent impression, colours and condition. Verso along the top margin paper remnant from the previous original mounting on the larger calendar page. Only one edition (unnumbered) of 500 copies was printed. This image was for the month of April. A rare and especially lovely image.

Hotei no. 579 (Narazaki 455).Cf. also Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Coll. no. 13717.