Hasui 巴水: Kiko Temple Nara Prefecture 喜光寺(奈良)(Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水 (1883-1957)
Title: Kiko Temple Nara Prefecture 喜光寺(奈良)

Date: 1950 昭和二十五年

The Kiko Temple seems to float above its surrounding pond, the background sky giving color with pink clouds. The scholar Hisao Shimizu loved these postwar scenes, as he observed that Hasui was simplifying the designs to their most essential compositional elements (personal communication). Kiko-ji Temple was founded in the eighth century, and it contains several Important Cultural Properties. The the appropriate Watanabe seal to make this a first edition.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (39.2 x 26.5 cm)
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Hotei #541. Narazaki 514. See Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art and Art Institute of Chicago.

Seal: Kawase
Signature: Hasui