Hasui 巴水: Morning at Ao Marsh, Ura Heights (First Edition)裏磐梯青沼の朝 (SOLD)
Artist: Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水 (1883-1957)
Title: Morning at Ao Marsh, Ura Heights 裏磐梯青沼の朝
A country hut is glimpsed between trees in autumn colors and reflected in the lake below. Beyond the structure we see the Bandai-area mountains gleaming a bright orange at the top, perhaps from both the late rays of the sun as well as the trees changing colors faster towards the top of the mountain due to the colder temperatures there. The Ura Heights are now part of the Bandai-Asahi National Park, which was established just the year after this print was published. Urabandai is situated in Kitashiobara-Mura, in the north of Fukushima Prefecture, 800 m above sea level. The nearby Mount Bandai erupted in 1888, and here you can see reference to the event: https://egenolfgallery.com/products/kunichika-onoe-kikugoro-volcano-eruption-and-magic-lantern-slides?_pos=2&_sid=fdf2f748e&_ss=r&variant=33087294734418
With the earliest Watanabe seal for this work, the post-war round Wa-ta-na-be.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Completely unfaded.
Dimensions: ôban (39.3 x 26.5 cm)
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: See Art Institute of Chicago (their example is faded compared to this one), LACMA. Brown number 527