Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Snow at Zojoji Temple"
|Title||Snow at Zojoji Temple|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Reference No||Hotei #190; pg. 380 (full page)|
|Size||11 x 17 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Mint, with superb colors.|
Notes: Near pristine example; never framed or displayed.
Provenance: from The Robert Muller Collection - Pencil numbered by Muller; l.l. Removed from original folio and properly stored. Hasui signature and artist red seal, lower right. Left margin chops: Horiko [block-cutter], Maeda [Kentaro], Suriko [printer], Komatsu [Wasakichi]. Red limitation stamp in Kanji on the reverse. Stamped on the reverse, "Made in Japan", "17" (Publisher's catalog number) and "KAWAGUCHI".
This is one of sixteen Hasui designs produced jointly by the Tokyo publishers Sakai-Kawaguchi in a limited edition printing. The overall quality of the joint publication was extremely high. Compared to prints issued by Watanabe Shozaburo, those of Sakai-Kawaguchi were typified by the use of a heavier, more absorbent paper, which was often larger in size, affording greater margins.