Hasui (1883 - 1957) Japanese woodblock print
Kiso River, Inuyama, circa 1927
Series; The New Eight Best Scenery of Japan
The New Eight Best Scenery of Japan - Fantastic chuban-sized version of a Hasui series originally published by Bijutsusha in the late 1920s. These striking prints feature beautiful views of traditional Japanese landscapes, rendered with fine detail, sophisticated color, and soft bokashi shading like the originals. This rare chuban set was issued in 1974 by the Ukiyo-e Hanga Publishing Society. Lifetime, oban impressions of these subjects are extremely rare, so these smaller versions are a wonderful opportunity to acquire a lovely Hasui design.
Kiso River, Inuyama, circa 1927 - Beautiful view of Inuyuma Castle perched atop a hill above the Kiso River. A couple birds wheel through the violet sky as evening falls, a single boat on the water below. The texture of the rocky shore in the foreground is repeated in the foliage of the trees on the far bank. An attractive, quiet design with soft bokashi shading.
- This print comes in a windowed viewing folder that fits into an outer paper envelope. The envelope has the series title, artist's name, and title of the work, along with a map identifying the locations of the subjects in the series. We've never before come across this subject as originally issued by the publisher. A great choice for a collector.
Artist - Hasui (1883 - 1957)
Image Size - Image 9 3/8" x 6 3/8" + margins as shown; outer folder 15 1/4" x 11 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Mounted to folder at two points on reverse at right edge. Slight rippling from printing process. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent condition.