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Kabuki Theatre

Kabuki Theatre 歌舞伎座
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Original caretaker of this artwork: Ukiyo-e Gallery

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Kabuki Theatre 歌舞伎座
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1926/5
Date of this artwork?2011 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Isetatsu
Publisher (this edition)?Shobisha
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Aiban
Format (this edition): Aiban
DB artwork code: 43982
Notes (1st edition)?Title "Kabuki Theatr"
("Kabukiza")
Date May 1926
Series One of only 5 Hasui images originally published by Isetatsu Publisher 1925-26 (Tokyo, active 1925-26).
Publisher: Isetatsu
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 1/8 ("aiban")
Reference/Illus Hotei #167; Narazaki #I-2

川瀬巴水
「歌舞伎座 大正14年 中嶋尚美社版」
署名:「巴水」
印章:「川瀬」
版元:「中嶋尚美社」
サイズ:版画サイズ縦22センチ×横33センチ
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 "Kabuki Theatre (at Night)"
("Kabukiza")
Date May 1926
(later edition, 2011)
Series One of only 5 Hasui images originally published by Isetatsu Publisher 1925-26 (Tokyo, active 1925-26).
Publisher Shobisha
(Isetatsu's original blocks)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 1/8 ("aiban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; distinctly visible "woodgrain" to sky; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
Comments Published by Shobisha (who acquired woodblocks from Isetatsu decades ago).
Newly released by Shobisha (Summer 2011) from Isetatsu's original block-set--not seen since the 1920's.

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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