Hasui: Sunset Glow, Yanaka (Yanaka no yûbae)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Sunset Glow, Yanaka (Yanaka no yûbae)
Series: Twelve Scenes of Tokyo (Tokyo junikagetsu)
Date: Jan 25, 1921 (Taisho jû, ichi, nijûgo)

Hasui himself wrote this: “...on a chilly day in late January...I had wanted to depict this view of the five storeyed pagoda, which I had seen by chance in the evening light. I thought the pagoda was quite interesting because of the unpainted wood. Just as I completed sketching it, I found myself awestruck by the resounding tone of the temple bell.” Extremely rare. Very subtle coloration, as Hasui is conveying only the reddish glow of sunset against the unpainted wood of the pagoda.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: Square format
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: N#39; H#39
Seal: Kawase
Signature: Hasui