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Shiba Benten Pond

Shiba Benten Pond
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Shiba Benten Pond
Date 1st edition?1929
Date of this artwork?>1960 (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: 30629
Notes (1st edition)?Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Benten Pond, Shiba
Medium: Original Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print

Editions: 100, 350, and open editions.
Date: 1929
Publisher: Sakai and Kawaguchi
Reference No: Hotei #186
Size: 10 -3/4 x 15 -3/4 "

Notes: Pre-war editions have a Limitation seal on the reverse, and sometimes has "Made in Japan", stamped on the reverse. Kawaguchi 2nd editions have copyright seal in lower left margin, and seal of printer (Komatsu) and carver (Maeda) in lower right margin.

One of sixteen prints produced jointly by the Tokyo publishers Sakai and Kawaguchi in a limited edition printing.
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:

"Shiba Benten Pond" -1929

Post war strike original

Print size 11.25" x 16." (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.

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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