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Futatsudo, Nikko

Futatsudo, Nikko 日光二ツ堂
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Futatsudo, Nikko 日光二ツ堂
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1929
Date of this artwork?1970s/80s/90s (may not be accurate)
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: 30324
Notes (1st edition)?Title Futatsudo Hall
provenance: Robert O. Muller estate
Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957
Signature 'Hasui'.
Seal Artist's seal ('sui').
Dated 1929.
Publisher Sakai - Kawaguchi.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Description "Nikko, Futatsu-do". Cold rain is falling on the Futatsu-do hall in Nikko.
Hasui made only sixteen prints for the publisher Kawaguchi and Sakai. These handful works were considered among his finest works.

Carver Maeda, Printer Komatsu.
Width Item 11.0 inches = 28.0 cm
Height Item 17.3 inches = 44.0 cm
Width Image 9.4 inches = 24.0 cm
Height Image 14.2 inches = 36.0 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:

Kawase HASUI (1883-1957)
"Futatsudo, Nikko" -1929
Print size 16." x 11."
(Full Oban)

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. Complete with HASUI signature and sui (see scan).

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.

This lovely print is believed to be a later edition struck from the original blocks (circa 1980s).

This lovely rain scene is absolutely breath-taking. The shaded dark green trees in the background contrast dramatically with the vivid red shrine. The sophisticated printing technique of bokashi (gradation of colour) is used extensively throughout the print

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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