Hasui: Pine tree
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Old pine trees along the path on the grounds of the former Edo Castle on a hazy morning. In the background the silhouette of the city.

Title: Kiri no asa (Yotsuya mitsuke) (Mist morning, Yotsuya approach)

Signature: Hasui. Seal: Kawase (o. Sui)

Carver: Katsumura Shôzô. Printer: Matsushita Tamotsu (o. Shigeru?)

Publisher: (Hanken shoyû) Doi Sadaichi, Tokyo

Date: Shôwa 7 (1932)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 36,3 x 23,8 cm (image)

Excellent early printing, fine impression and colours, with visible woodgrain. Paper slightly age toned and soiled in margin. A horizontal fold in upper margin smoothed and strengthened, a diagonal crease in upper left corner reinforced in left margin, small part of bottom left corner in margin restored. Overall still very good condition of this rare image.

Hotei, no. 271 (Narazaki N D-6). Cf. also MFA Boston, no. 49.706; Chazen Museum of Art, Van Vleck Coll., no. 1980.768.