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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
Date of first edition?1929
Date of this artwork?1970s/80s/90s (may not be accurate)
Publisher (first edition)?Sakai and Kawaguchi 酒井川口
Publisher (this edition)?Unknown 不明
Medium (first edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (first edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 30325
Notes (first 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. Note that there may be some inaccuracies:

Futatsudo, Nikko, 1929
Kawase Hasui (1883 – 1957)

Futatsudo, Nikko

A wonderful temple complex nestled in the towering pines. The rain has fallen and a figure covered against the wet weather walks along the path. The rich colors and beautiful design of this print make it a Hasui favorite.

Signed- Kawase Hasui with red artist’s seal “sui”
Sealed- Publisher Kawaguchi, later edition original from original blocks
Image size- 9 1/4” x 14 1/4” (oban tate-e)
Condition- Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins

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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