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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Zojoji Temple, Shiba (First State)"

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Catalog ID A2952
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title Zojoji Temple, Shiba (First State)
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Twenty Views of Tokyo
Edition Early, S. Watanabe Square Hanken Shoyu Seal.
Date 1925
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No Hotei #147
Size 15 -1/4 x 10 -1/2 "
Condition Very fine, with superb colors.

Notes: Still tipped to the original S. Watanabe Color Print Co. Studio folder. RARE; as issued. First state, with the S. Watanabe Hanken Shoyu Square Seal, but lacking the series seal in the left margin.

Narazaki states, "The work illustrates the vermilion gate of the temple, large and angled, with a pine tree in the foreground. A woman walks during a blizzard, her umbrella partially shut against the storm. This is a masterpiece within Hasui's oeuvre, and no other by him received as much praise". - Hotei Vol. 1; pg. 74

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