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Night Scene at Soemoncho

Night Scene at Soemoncho 大阪???乃夕
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Night Scene at Soemoncho 大阪???乃夕
Series: Collection of Scenic Views of Japan II, Kansai Edition
Date 1st edition?1933
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Watanabe 渡辺
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 30475
Notes (1st edition)?
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:

Night Scene at Soemoncho

A wonderful night scene in the tea house district in Osaka. The luminous glow of the lanterns on the buildings and the pedestrians in traditional clothing are classic Hasui touches, beautiful. This image was one of the Hasui prints from the 1936 Toledo Museum of Art show- a groundbreaking show of contemporary Japanese prints in the USA.

Signed- Kawase Hasui with red artist’s seal “sui”
Sealed- Publisher Watanabe, 7mm seal, later edition original, from original blocks
Image size- 9 ½” x 14 3/8” (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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