Hasui: Evening Rain at a Lakeside Tearoom (Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水  (1883-1957)
Title: Evening Rain at a Lakeside Tearoom
Series: Collection of Views of the Moto-Hakone Minami Mountain Villa
Date: 1935, Summer

Peaceful evening scene of a tearoom with a single glowing window that is sited on the edge of a lake. The rain has been printed with gofun, a chalk-like substance, which conveys the feeling of falling rain with accurate elegance. Six prints were commissioned by the Iwasaki family (founders of Mitsubishi) and published by Watanabe in 1935. The title of the series is embossed in the bottom margin. This is the first (and only) edition of this work.

Condition: Very good impression and color. Good condition. Repair to the paper in the upper left margin.
Dimensions: ôban (38.2 x 25.3 cm)
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Narazaki #426; Hotei #368. See the Art Institute of Chicago online for the Statler example.
Signature: Hasui