Hasui 巴水: Winter Moon over Toyama Plain 戸山ヶ原 (Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui 巴水
Title: Winter Moon over Toyama Plain 戸山ヶ原
Date: 1931, Winter

Fuyu no tsuki (Toyomagahara). Magnificent view of trees silhouetted against the winter moon. Hasui has written of this place: “The moon casts a pale blue light”. With the earliest seal used by the publisher on this work; the same seal is on the work shown in the Hotei catalog. This work is most perfect in this first edition; although reprinted later by Doi, this  first edition is in a class by itself in terms of the subtlety of its printing.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 39.2 x 26.2 cm
Publisher: Doi Sadaichi
Literature: Hotei #260. See LACMA, MFA, Chazen online.
Signature: Hasui