Hasui Kawase, "Snow at Heian Shrine, Kyoto"
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Kyoto's Heian Shrine was constructed as a commemoration to the founding of Kyoto in 1894 and was built in the style of the Heian-period. Hasui's composition shows two visitors at the shrine during a snowstorm. The rich details and vibrant colors contrasts beautifully with the quiet solitude of the in the composition. An rare, early edition of a very scarce piece by the great Hasui Kawase.
Early, lifetime edition (6mm seal)
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
Condition: Light toning to sheet, otherwise excellent/fine color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24” x 1/2”, Classic Walnut, Clear
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.