Hasui: Evening Snow at Terajima Village (Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Evening Snow at Terajima Village
Series: Twelve Scenes of Tokyo
Date: 1920, Winter

One of Hasui’s best designs, chosen for the cover of Narazaki’s 1979 monograph. Hasui himself wrote: “A long, gentle slope, two or three dim lights, even the row of houses is interesting. There is a ditch on the opposite side of the road. People seldom walk on the road because of the heavy snow, which here gradually darkens into a light purple. This is the village of Terajima in Mukôjima. There are a few telephone poles and lights are just beginning to appear in the houses in the distance.”

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Watanabe
Literature: Hotei #35 Narazaki #35
Seal: Kawase
Signature: Hasui