Hasui 川瀬巴水: Spring Dusk at the Tosho Shrine, Ueno (Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水
Title: Spring Dusk at the Toshogu Shrine, Ueno
Date: 1948

A crescent moon hangs above the five-story red pagoda of Kan’ei Temple on a clear spring evening in Ueno. Flowering cherry trees create a profusion of pink that adds to the beauty of the view. This 17th century temple is now part of Ueno Park in Tokyo and is an National Important Cultural Property, and one of the few original buildings that survived the Battle of Ueno in 1868. First edition, with the round Watanabe seal that was in use in the late 1940s, lower left.

Condition: Excellent color. Very good impression and condition. Some surface wrinkles.
Dimensions: ôban (38 x 26.5 cm)
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Narazaki #491; Hotei #509. See Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Minneapolis Museum of Art.
Signature: Hasui