|Notes (1st edition)|
|Publisher (this edition):||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe|
|Date of this item:||1935||1935||1935|
|Notes (this edition)|
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
|Saturday, 28 May 2011
Catalog ID 8347
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title Collection of Views of the Moto-Hakone Minami Villa - Complete set of six prints & folio.
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Prints
Series Title (as above)
Edition First, and only
Publisher S. Watanabe
Reference No Hotei # 363 - # 368
Size 15 -3/4 x 10 -1/2 "
|Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Wednesday, 28 February 2007
Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Moon over Akebi Bridge
Print Type: Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title: Collection of views of the Moto-Hakone Minami mountain villa
Edition No: First and only
Publisher: S. Watanabe
Reference No: Hotei #364
Size: 10-1/2 x 15-3/4 "
Condition: Very fine.
Notes: SOLD AS A COMPLETE SET OF SIX PRINTS.
|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 ? inches, plus margins.