Hasui: Matsushima, Futagojima
Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Matsushima, Futagojima
Series: Collection of Scenic Views of Japan, Eastern Japan Edition
Nihon fûkei shû higashi Nihon hen, Matsushima Futagojima. From the series “Collection of Scenic Views of Japan, Eastern Japan Edition”. Narazaki writes: ”This work was created using a new approach, depicting the twin islands in the foreground and showing the pure blue full winter moon through a break in the clouds over a calm sea...”. Note how the printing on the sea is smooth and glassy, and for the clouds it shows the texture of the baren. The tops of the pine trees also have a whitish halo around their upper branches, to mimic the moonlight shining on them. Hasui also portrayed these islands in 1919; see Brown #9. This print is Brown #306.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Mint.
Dimensions: Ôban 26 x 38.4 cm
Literature: N#211; H#306
Signature: Hasui with his seal