Hasui: Lake Hamana
Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Lake Hamana. A boatman and two passengers glide across the softly rippled lake on a hot summer day.
Series: Selection of Views of the Tokaido (Tokaido fûkei senshû)
Date: August 1931
A boatman and two passengers glide across the softly rippled lake on a hot summer day. The reflection of distant range of mountains is rendered in a way that is almost unique to this work. According to Narazaki there is also a dark version of this design, and he notes that “the reflections on the water are rendered meticulously as if a miniature painting”. A rare design.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Early Watanabe seal.
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Narazaki #189; Hotei #221