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Rainy Season at Ryoshimachi, Shinagawa

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Rainy Season at Ryoshimachi, Shinagawa 品川
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Rainy Season at Ryoshimachi, Shinagawa 品川
Date 1st edition?1931/3
Date of this artwork?1931 (may not be accurate)
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: 30486
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:

Title Shinagawa
first edition printing
Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957
Signature Hasui
Seal sui
Dated 1931
Publisher Watanabe
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent - very good … (first edition printing)
Colors very good
Condition very good … light uneven toning, mounting residues on reverse upper margin, a pin hole on the upper left margin corner.
Description From the series, "Tokaido Fukei Senshu" (Collection of Views of Tokaido)."Shinagawa" A fishing village at Shinagawa on a stormy day. The white areas of the printing indicating the splushes of the heavy rain on the roofs and buildings. (Click on the large image twice to See the image shown in the reference book).
Note Watanabe copyright seal for (1927-32).
Format Oban tate-e
Width 10.4 inches = 26.5 cm
Height 15.6 inches = 39.5 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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