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Moon At Magome

Moon At Magome 馬込の月
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Moon At Magome 馬込の月
Date 1st edition?1930
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: 30544
Notes (1st edition)?Japanese woodblock print by great shin-hanga artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) titled "Moon at Umagome" from the series “Twenty views of Tokyo” (Tokyo nijukei, Umagome no tsuki).

The print is dated Showa 5 (1930).

Probably the most famous Hasui night view - reproduced on the dust jacket of Kendall H. Brown Hasui’s catalog raisonne. One from the best Hasui’s night views - very romantic.

Signed by artist Hasui, has seal “Sui” in the image and titled in kanji at the left margin.

Faded example will have the yellow inks used for the moon and farmhouse window faded to white.

Oban size 15 1/2" x 10 1/4". There is also a koban edition made to be inserted into the catalog for the Hasui retrospective show at the Folk Museum, Tokyo, 1990. This scene was also published in a koban size as a limited edition of 120 prints for the 2002-published "First day cover" catalogue, and for the Ota-ku/Yamanashi Kawase Hasui exhibition catalogue circa 2010.

Documentation: Kawase Hasui: The Complete Woodblock Prints, Hotei, 2003
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:

This is a 9 1/4" x 14 1/4" woodblock print on paper by the Japanese painter and printmaker Kawase Hasui, 1883 - 1957. This image is 'Moon at Magome', 1930. Unframed. Fine condition.

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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