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Snow at Ueno Toshogu Shrine- Mitsugiri

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Snow at Ueno Toshogu Shrine- Mitsugiri
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Snow at Ueno Toshogu Shrine- Mitsugiri
Date 1st edition?1929
Publisher 1st edition?Sakai and Kawaguchi 酒井川口
Publisher (this edition)?Sakai and Kawaguchi 酒井川口
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Mitsugiri
Format (this edition): Mitsugiri
DB artwork code: 34028
Notes (1st edition)?Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Snow at Tosho Shrine, Ueno
Medium: Original Japanese Woodblock Print

Date: (1929)
Publisher (1st edition): Sakai and Kawaguchi
Later editions: Kawaguchi
Reference No: Hotei #183
Size: 15 -1/4 x 8 -1/2 "

Notes: Hasui's collaboration with publishers other than Watanabe such as Sakai and Kawaguchi occurred from 1929 to 1932. It has often been speculated that the principal reason for Hasui's association with other publishers seem to have been economic. At this time, Hasui was building a new house in Magome and the extra expenses incurred him to look for additional income". - The New Wave; pg. 146
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:

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Item 39543

Title Snow at Ueno Toshogu Shrine
original Sakai-kawaguchi: provenance: Robert O. Muller estate
Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957
Signature 'Hasui'.
Seal Artist's seal ('sui').
Dated 1929.
Publisher Sakai - Kawaguchi.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Excellent - very good … Embossed.
Colors Excellent - very good.
Condition Very good … Glue stains from backside visible from the front on the upper margin corners and the lower margin. Margins slightly soiled and creased. A horizontal fold between the bottom image line and the lower margin.
Description The Toshogu Shrine is located in the Ueno district of Tokyo. It is said to have been built in 1627 by a warrior named Todo Takatora. The Toshogu shrine is a kind of wonder, because it has survived fire bombing, massive earthquakes and even one of the major battles of the 1868 civil war. Hasui made only sixteen prints for the publisher Kawaguchi and Sakai. These handful works were considered among his finest work, especially the snow scenes.
Note "Made in Japan" stamped on verso. Printer Komatsu. Carver Maeda. Provenance : Robert O. Muller estate.
Width Item 8.5 inches = 21.5 cm
Height Item 15.4 inches = 39.0 cm
Width Image 7.4 inches = 18.7 cm
Height Image 14.0 inches = 35.5 cm

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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