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Pine Tree After Snow

Pine Tree After Snow
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Pine Tree After Snow
Date 1st edition?1929
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: 34605
Notes (1st edition)?Title: Pine Trees After Snow limited edition, provenance: Robert O. Muller estate
Artist: Hasui Kawase 1883-1957

Description: "Matsu no Yukibare". A clear day after snow. Pine trees are covered by the heavy snow.
Hasui made only sixteen prints for the publisher Kawaguchi and Sakai. These handful works were considered among his finest work, especially the snow scenes.
This print shows well also the printing style of Kawaguchi - Sakai, which has more textured looks compare to those of other publishers.

Seal: Artist's seal ('sui').
Dated: 1929.
Publisher: Sakai - Kawaguchi.
Medium: Woodblock print.

Editions of 100 and 350.

Note: "Made in Japan" is stamped on verso. Provenance: Robert O. Muller estate. Limited edition number in Japanese is stamped on the back. Carver Maeda. Printer Komatsu.

Format: Oban tate-e
Width Item: 10.6 inches = 27.0 cm
Height Item: 16.1 inches = 41.0 cm
Width Image: 9.5 inches = 24.1 cm
Height Image: 14.3 inches = 36.4 cm

Literature: Brown, Kendall; Amy Reigle Newland, "Kawase Hasui; The Complete Woodblock Prints", Amsterdam, Hotei Publishing, KIT Publishers, 2003, ISBN: 9074822460, - pg. 376, pl. 185
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:

Sunday, 10 June 2007

For your auction consideration is a antique Japanese woodblock print by shin-hanga artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). This print bears the artist signature "Hasui" and red seal "sui". It is titled along the lower margin. Any feedback on the title will be very much appreciated and acknowledged. The left side of the margin bears the publishers B seal. It is thier most common and was in use from 1929-1931. There is a black chrysanthemum and running water symbol in the lower left margin. The prints they published for Hasui were in limited editions of 100. The edition number were printed on the verso.

Hasui prints with Kawaguchi&Sakai seals are quite rare and highly sought after. Most of Hasui's prints were published by Watanabe Shozaburo. This print was published during the artists' lifetime. The partnership of Kawaguchi&Sakai dissolved in 1931. This print is considered Pre-war. Due to it being glued down I am not able to show the edition number on the verso. Please email me for the websites that will show you the publishers' seals. The viewing dimensions are 9.5" by 14 and 1/4". There is age toning along the margin from having being matted. The mat was taped to the backboard and I was able to remove it with ease to show the signatures.

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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