Hasui 巴水: Kasuga,Kumamoto 熊本春の町 (SOLD)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui 巴水 (1883-1957)
Title: Kasuga,Kumamoto 熊本春の町
Date: 1937, August 昭和十二年八月

Kasuga, Kumamoto (Kumamoto Kasuga-chô). Twilight falls on a peaceful village, a lone yellow window beckoning, joined with its shimmering reflection. Image is very similar to a 1922 scene that Hasui designed; this one is larger and has more presence. Works done in the late 1930s tend to be quite scarce due to the wartime conditions.  Provenance: From the personal collection of the late Hasui scholar and curator Hisao Shimizu. 

Condition: Excellent impression; very good color and condition. 
Dimensions: ôban (40.5 x 27.5 cm)
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Kendall Brown, Kawase Hasui: The complete woodblock prints, 2003, no. 413. Narazaki number 294. See MFA Boston collection. 
Seal: Watanabe
Signature: Hasui with Kawase seal