Hasui: The Washington Monument on the Potomac River. (Sold)
Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: The Washington Monument on the Potomac River.
Date: August 1935 (Shôwa 10)
This iconic American view is graced with the Japanese gift of thousands of cherry trees. It was commissioned by Shiota Takezô in San Francisco. It is always unsealed. Mr. Shiota paid Hasui, and Hasui paid Watanabe to print this work, but it was never available for sale in Watanabe’s shop. The only print that Hasui created of a North American scene. Rare.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Narazaki #434; Hotei #358.
Seal: No publisher’s seal, as usual