Hasui: Sunset at Ichinokura, Ikegami (Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Sunset at Ichinokura, Ikegami
Series: Twenty Views of Tokyo (Tokyo nijûkei)
Date: 1928

Ikegami Ichinokura (sekiyô). The sun sets a brilliant red against what are perhaps tea fields and a row of tall evergreen trees. Narazaki wrote “There are two versions of this image... This scene has greatly changed, and today it is a drab, densely built-up area of houses. Such realistic depictions by Hasui have become valuable sources of cultural information. In this respect, he approximates the print designer Utagawa Hiroshige.”

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: 26.2 x 38.5 cm
Publisher: Watanabe
Literature: Brown/Hotei number 155.
Seal: Kawase
Signature: Hasui