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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Grapes and Apples"

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Catalog ID A2201
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title Grapes and Apples
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition S. Watanabe seal
Date 1940
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No Hotei #442
Size 10 -3/4 x 15 -1/4 "
Condition Very fine, with superb colors.

Notes: The only still life of fruits Hasui completed in his oeuvre of over 600 works on paper. Designs created during the war are seldom seen due to paper rationing at that time, and the fact that Watanabe had a dwindling number of foreign customers. As a result, he printed fewer examples. Properly stored since original purchase from S. Watanabe print shop.

Narazaki writes that, 'Although Hasui rarely designed prints other then landscapes, he was adept in the depiction of still lifes, flowers and birds as well as portraits'. - Hotei Vol.1, pg. 115

Provenance: The collection was initially purchased directly from S. Watanabe print shop in the mid-1940's and has always been properly stored away in a single owner collection. The majority of the works showcase rarely seen MINT colors; several far exceeding numerous examples seen in prior collections.

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