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Zojoji Temple in Snow

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Zojoji Temple in Snow
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Zojoji Temple in Snow
Date 1st edition?1929
Publisher 1st edition?Sakai and Kawaguchi 酒井川口
Publisher (this edition)?Sakai and Kawaguchi 酒井川口
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 30318
Notes (1st edition)?川瀬巴水木版画 
限定 100 と 350 

Title Zojoji Temple in Snow

Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957
Signature "Hasui".
Seal Artist's seal ("Sui").
Dated 1929.
Publisher Sakai-Kawaguchi.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.

Edition Sizes: 100, 350, and open

Description A snowy night at Zojo-ji Temple.
Note Carver Maeda, printer Komatsu. Sometimes has a "Made in Japan" stamp on the verso.

Format Oban yoko-e
Width Item 17.3 inches = 44.0 cm
Height Item 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm
Width Image 14.4 inches = 36.5 cm
Height Image 9.4 inches = 24.0 cm
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:

"Zozoji Temple in Snow" -1929

Print size 11.5" x 16.5"

(Full Oban)

Post-War Strike ORIGINAL

Pristine gallery condition. Full margins; never laid down; no tears, folds, creases or foxing. This print is perfect in every way.

Good bleedthrough to verso. Authenticated by HASUI signature and sui.

One of the 16 prints designed by Master HASUI for Kawaguchi and Sakai. The Kawaguchi and Sakai prints are considered by most experts to be among Master HASUI's finest works, particularly the lavish snow scenes.

This lovely snow scene is by the premier Shin Hanga Master. The use of sophisticated printing techniques, the gradation of colour (bokashi) and gofun, which gives the print an emossed texture and depth of image, are used extensively in this print.The brilliant white snow contrasted against the red of the temple is simply breath-taking.

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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