Masao Maeda: Karuizawa Heights

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Artist: Masao Maeda (1904-1974)
Title: Karuizawa Heights
Date: 1933

We see two ladies enjoying a summer holiday excursion on a rowboat on a lake in Kuruizawa. Kuruizawa is a mountain resort town in Nagano prefecture; it was known in the Edo Period as a station on the Nakasendô, and in the 20th century as host of the 1964 Olympic equestrian events and the curling event of the 1998 Winter Olympics. Masao Maeda was a sosaku hanga artist who met Hiratsuka Un’ichi in 1923, and later joined the First Thursday Society, which was led by Onchi Koshiro. 

Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Small fold near upper right corner.
Dimensions: 23.5 x 17.5cm
Signed: Sealed "M Maeda"