Hasui, Kawase - Small format (1883 - 1957), "Snow at Arakawa River"
|Artist||Kawase - Small format Hasui|
|Title||Snow at Arakawa River|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Surimono Format|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Hotei: Hp-39|
|Size||5 -3/4 x 3 -5/8 "|
Notes: Superb condition and color. Removed from it's original presentation folder and never displayed. "Made in Japan", stamped on the reverse. Red "Hasui" seal in lower right corner.
The Hasui 'postcard' prints were first marketed in the 1931 S. Watanabe sales catalog. Some of the designs are clearly derived from earlier oversized compositions, whereas others seem to have only been created specially as small format prints. (Hotei V.1 pg. 136)