Hasui: Kisô River, Inuyama (Sold)
Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Kisô River, Inuyama (Kisogawa (Inuyama))
Series: Collection of Ukiyo-e Designs (Ukiyo-e monyô shû)
Date: ca. 1927 (undated)
Striking colors make this 400-year old sunlit donjon stand out on its hilltop perch above a sailboat making its way past the pebbly shores of the Kiso river. A very early edition, with publisher’s seal Bijutsusha (in pebbles, lower right), which is a rarity. Provanance: From the collection of the late Hasui Scholar Hisao Shimizu.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (39 x 26 cm)
Literature: N#B-7; H#176
Seal: Bijutsusha (rumi)
Signature: Hasui with his seal