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Pine Tree After Snow

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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
Series: 
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: 34607
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.

Signature:'Hasui'.
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:

Thursday, 7 August 2008


Title Pine Trees After Snow
rare, limited edition - provenance: Robert O. Muller estate
Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957 Biography Resume
Signature 'Hasui'.
Seal Artist's seal ('sui').
Dated 1929.
Publisher Sakai - Kawaguchi.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Excellent - Very good … Slightly embossed.
Colors Very good.
Condition Very good … Slight toning. Slight toning lines visible around the image edges. Margins slightly soiled and creased.
Edition Size 350
Numbered 172 / 350
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 the those of other publishers.
Note "Made in Japan" stamped on verso. Provenance: Robert O. Muller estate. Edition number in Japanese stamped on verso. Carver Maeda, printer Komatsu.
Width Item 10.6 inches = 27.0 cm
Height Item 16.5 inches = 42.0 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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