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Nissaka in Rain, Nissaka on Tokaido

Nissaka in Rain, Nissaka on Tokaido
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Nissaka in Rain, Nissaka on Tokaido
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1942
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Watanabe 渡辺
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 31034
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Offered for sale is a wonderful Japanese woodblock print by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), titled Nissaka in Rain, 1942. This print is illustrated at pl. 146 of Kawase Hasui Mokuhangashu (Kawase Hasui Catalogue of Woodblock Prints), Narazaki, Muneshige, ed., (Tokyo: Kodansha & Mainichi Shinbun, 1979). This is a post- war printing of this design, as it bears a red round Watanabe publisher's seal in the bottom right corner. However, the paper is consistent with that used in the late 1940s/early 1950s and there were also some first edition, late 1940s designs acquired in the same collection (and to be offered shortly on our website), so this is likely a very early post-war printing.

This print is has very good color and condition, although there is are a few pinholes in the top margin, and one in the right margin and a crimp in the bottom left margin corner. What appears to be a small void in the bottom margin, near the right edge, may be the result of a paper flaw. The image measures approximately 9 5/8 by 14 1/4 inches, plus full margins.

Artist Bio: 
川瀬 巴水。1883年(明治16年)5月18日 - 1957年(昭和32年)11月7 日)。大正・昭和期の浮世絵師、版画家。1918年 (大正7年)、風景画家として世に出る。以後、数多くの木版画を発表。 衰退した日本の浮世絵版画を復興すべく吉田博らとともに新しい浮世絵版画の叙情的世界に、自然に肉薄する近代人の視点を導入することにより、独自の世界を展開した。享年74歳。

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