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Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Himeji Castle
Series: Haibara Fan Shop Series
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Kato
Publisher (this edition)?Tokyo Takahashi Kobo 東京高橋工房
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Shikishi
Format (this edition): Shikishi
DB artwork code: 33773
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:

Japanese Woodblock by Hasui ‘Himeji Castle’ (1930’s)

Beautiful castle scene by Hasui Kawase (1887-1957) titled "Himeji Castle" (in Japanese, "Himeji Jo") and originally published in the early 1930’s by Kato Publisher as one of 12 designs commissioned by The Haibara Fan Shop. This is a 1988 re-printing commissioned by Hasui’s daughter and published by Tokyo Takahashi Kobo as a Limited Second Edition of 200 prints printed off of the original blocks. Circa 1988. Narazaki #KA-02. To learn more about these “fan prints” originally published by Kato Publisher and subsequently re-issued by Tokyo Takahashi Kobo, follow this link to read an article about "Kato Publisher’s ‘Fan Prints” by Hasui." Very rarely seen.

The workmanship in both carving and printing is simply superb—very nice gradation of colors (“bokashi”) virtually throughout print with various shadings of blues, greens and soft pinks. Print is in excellent condition—no tears, no stains, no fading--no flaws noted. Great image!! Image measures 9 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches.

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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