Hasui Kawase, "Kinosaki in Tajima"
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Kinosaki and its canal is shown in the evening in a heavy rain. The composition is atmospheric, almost noir-like, with spots of light piercing through the darkness in the composition. The woodblock print is a departure from Hasui's typically colorful designs. A rare early-edition with series title printed in left margin.
Series: Souvenirs of Travel
Published by Watanabe Shozaburo
Condition: Fine color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Ebony
Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) is one of Japan's most important artists to emerge from the shin-hanga era. His prints are recognized throughout the world, with many of his woodblock prints elevating to icons of art and design.