Hasui: Zaimoku Island, Matsushima (Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Zaimoku Island, Matsushima
Series: Collection of Scenic Views of Japan, Eastern Japan Edition
Date: 1933, May (Shôwa 8)

Narazaki says it best: ‘This is a superb composition of the unusually shaped rock at Zaimoku Isand, together with the image of a sailboat, the silhouettes of the distant islands and clouds’. Hasui states that the time is a late autumn afternoon. This is an early edition, masterfully printed.

Matsushima is one of the celebrated “Three Views in Japan”.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Narazaki #205; Hotei #298
Seal: Kawase
Signature: Hasui