Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Zojoji Temple, Shiba - 6mm Lifetime Edition"
|Title||Zojoji Temple, Shiba - 6mm Lifetime Edition|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Twenty Views of Tokyo|
|Edition||6mm S. Watanabe Seal - Lifetime Edition|
|Reference No||Hotei #147|
|Size||15 -1/4 x 10 -1/2 "|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: Displays fresh colors throughout; never framed or displayed. The most recognizable design by the artist.
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
Provenance: From a private collection. For the past 30 years the prints were properly stored away; never being framed or displayed. The majority of the collection showcases rarely seen MINT colors; several far exceeding numerous examples seen in prior collections.