Hasui: Evening Snow, Edo River (Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Evening Snow, Edo River (Fururu yuki Edogawa)
Date: 1932, 2nd month(Shôwa shichinen nigatsu saku)

Fururu yuki (Edogawa). Two beauties create a colorful contrast against the snow-covered landscape as they cross a wooden bridge spanning the Edo River. This is the full-color version of this popular design. There is also a blue version of this work that was most often published later. Doi-printed works with these seals are said to have been produced between 1936 and 1965. I would judge from the paper and seals that this was done in the 1940s According to an interview with Mrs. Doi, the printer Yokoi  continued printing “a couple of years after the war”. 

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (39.1 x 26.5 cm)
Publisher: Doi Hangaten; seal ofHarada/Yokoi (Engraver/Printer); Top seal reads “Hanken shoyu Doi Hanga ten” (Copyright owned by Doi Print Shop)
Literature: N#D-6; H#270
Seal: Kawase; Paper is watermarked “Doi”, upper left
Signature: Hasui