Kawase Hasui


Futatsudo in Nikko
(Nikko Futatsudo)

signed Hasui with artist's seal Kawase, carver's seal choko Maeda, printer's seal suriko Komatsu, publisher's mark Sakai Kawaguchi, dated on lower right margin Showa yonnen sho nagatsuki saku (made in Showa 4 [1929], beginning of September); the reverse with limited edition stamp in red ink and hand numbered in sumi ink, San-hyaku-goju mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyaku-nana-uchi, go (350 limited edition, number 171 [contrary to the hand-numbering of 173/350 on the front bottom margin])

oban tate-e 42.7 by 28.2 cm

According to Kendall Brown in Kawase Hasui: The complete woodblock prints (Hotei, 2003, vol. I, p. 79; image vol. II, pl. 188, p. 379) the red edition stamp on verso suggests that this impression may be from the second edition produced by Sakai & Kawaguchi- although that edition was thought to be limited to 300 (not 350 as found on this example). He also notes a 'supposedly third edition' issued without any edition information which was produced after the break up of the publishing firm in 1931.

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