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Kintai Bridge - First Date Cover

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Kintai Bridge - First Date Cover
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Kintai Bridge - First Date Cover
Date 1st edition?1946
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Watanabe 渡辺
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Postcard
Format (this edition): Postcard
DB artwork code: 40959
Notes (1st edition)?当シリーズ発行記念贈呈用タトウのうち、川瀬巴水氏作のものは本品である「1.5円錦帯橋」のみです。このタトウに巴水作が存在することは、巴水ファンの間でも意外と知られていないようですご覧のように版画部分は美麗であり、左下に「巴水」銘の彫りがしっかりと確認できます。(画像参照)
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 Kintai Bridge - First Date Cover
with real stamp of the period
Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957
Seal Artist's seal (Hasui) on the picture.
Dated The card was issued on Nov. 20th, 1946.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Very good … The flower patterns on the external side slightly embossed.
Colors Very good.
Condition Very good … Paper toned. Minor foxing spots, slightly creased on background.
Description The decorative cover commemorating the issue of a new Japanese postage stamp. "Souvenirs of Japan : Current Postage Stamps". It featured Hasui Kawase's "Kintai Bridge". FDC (first date cover) Nov. 20, 1946, a gray violet stamp of 1 Yen 50 Sen.
Note The card still has the old stamp attached.
Width Item 4.7 inches = 12.0 cm
Height Item 7.3 inches = 18.5 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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