Hasui: Ishizue, Niigata (Sold)
Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Title: Ishizue, Niigata
Evocative evening scene of a lone figure who walks by a riverbank at dusk. We see a yellow moon rising in the far horizon; its reflection glimmers in the water, below. Willows line the riverbank (perhaps the Shinano River), and a parked cart and small empty boat also add to the solitary feeling. Hasui did not produce many chuban works. This design always lacks the publisher’s seal.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: chûban 26.5 x 18.2 cm
Literature: Narazaki Muneshige, Kawase Hasui mokuhanga shu, 1979, p. 127, no. 398. Kendall H. Brown, Kawase Hasui: The complete woodblock prints, 2003, p. 469, no. 352.
Seal: Hasui (in red)