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Kawase Hasui


Souvenirs of Travel, Second Series: A Water Conduit, A Scene in Sado
(Tabi miyage dainishu: Mizuagehi, Sado shoken)

with karazuri (blind-printing) in the area of the white clouds; signed Hasui with artist's pre-earthquake seal Kawase, the print title on the left margin, Mizuagehi (Sado shoken), followed by the date Taisho ju, hachi, nijuichi (Taisho 10 [1921], August 21), with round Watanabe publisher seal at lower left, and red collector's seal at lower right, Mei (or Min)- ?, ca. 1921

dai oban tate-e 15 3/8 by 10 3/8 in., 39 by 26.2 cm

Kendall H. Brown, Kawase Hasui: The Complete Woodblock Prints, 2003, cat. no. 70
Carolyn M. Putney, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, 2013, cat. no. 61
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, 2015, cat. no. 121

price: $ 6,200

Kawase Hasui
collector's seal 'Mei' or 'Min'


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