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Kozu, Osaka

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Kozu, Osaka
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Kozu, Osaka
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1924
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe Shozaburo 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Watanabe Shozaburo 渡辺
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 28199
Notes (1st edition)?Title Kozu Shrine
rare: original color edition:
Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957
Signature Hasui.
Seal Artist's seal.
Dated 1924.
Publisher Watanabe.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Description "Osaka, Kozu". The pale moonlight illuminates Kozu shrine, which has been deserted for the evening. But the megalopolis, Osaka, below the deck is still awake with hundreds of electric lights. Only the bright evening star can be seen on the darkening sky.
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:



Impression Excellent - very good.
Colors Very good.
Condition Good … Light toning. Foxing on the margins. A missing area and a small tear on the upper margin. A tear, about 1/2 inch long, on the middle left margin.
Description "Osaka, Kozu". The pale moonlight illuminates Kozu shrine, which has been deserted for the evening. But the megalopolis, Osaka, below the deck is still awake with hundreds of electric lights. Only the bright evening star can be seen on the darkening sky.
This almost mono-tone color version was included in the "Souvenirs of Travel, third series". The more colorful version was published later.
Note Watanabe gift seal on the right margin. To see the backside of this print, please click the image to the last enlargement.
Format Oban tate-e
Width Item 10.2 inches = 26.0 cm
Height Item 15.4 inches = 39.0 cm

Artist Bio: 
川瀬 巴水。1883年(明治16年)5月18日 - 1957年(昭和32年)11月7 日)。大正・昭和期の浮世絵師、版画家。1918年 (大正7年)、風景画家として世に出る。以後、数多くの木版画を発表。 衰退した日本の浮世絵版画を復興すべく吉田博らとともに新しい浮世絵版画の叙情的世界に、自然に肉薄する近代人の視点を導入することにより、独自の世界を展開した。享年74歳。

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