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Moon over Akebi Bridge

Moon over Akebi Bridge
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Moon over Akebi Bridge
Series: Collection of Views of the Moto-Hakone Minami Mountain villa
Date 1st edition?1935
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: 32502
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, first edition Japanese woodblock print by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), titled Moon at Akebi Bridge, 1935. This design is illustrated at plate 422 of Kawase Hasui Mokuhangashu (Kawase Hasui Catalogue of Woodblock Prints), Narazaki, Muneshige, ed., (Tokyo: Kodansha & Mainichi Shinbun, 1979). It is part of a series of prints that were privately commissioned by the then current owner of The Mitsubishi Company, and published by Watanable Color Print Co. While this design bears a circular Watanabe seal in the lower right corner of the image, savvy Hasui collectors know that the 1935 Mitsubishi series in an exception to the general rule of determining the state of post-earthquake/pre-war designs by the presence of a publisher's cartouche in the margin.

This print is has wonderfully fresh colors and is in very good condition, with no condition issues to note, aside from some faint residue in top reverse margin from the original presentation folder. The image measures approximately 13 by 8 ¾ inches, plus 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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