Hasui: Shinkawa at Night (Tokyo junidai, Yoru no Shinkawa)

Hasui: Shinkawa at Night (Tokyo junidai, Yoru no Shinkawa)

Kawase Hasui

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Shinkawa at Night (Tokyo junidai, Yoru no Shinkawa)
Series: Twelve Scenes of Tokyo
Date: July, 1919 (Taishô hachi, shichi)

Two stars are positioned above two structures on the Shinkawa River, comprising a perfect summer evening scene. A soft yellow light glows between them. This rare pre-earthquake print is one of the most highly prized Hasui designs by the Japanese. Hasui himself wrote “It was a crystal-clear summer night, the sky just like the indigo blue of a woodblock print. There are one or two stars in the sky, and the light of the gas lamp illuminates the space between the massive storehouses.”

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: N#28; H#28
Seal: Kawase
Signature: Hasui

SKU: HAS261


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