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Notes (1st edition)川瀬巴水木版画  雪の増上寺  昭和四年  限定 100 と 350  酒井川口合版 Title Zojoji Temple in Snow Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957 Signature "Hasui". Seal Artist's seal ("Sui"). Dated 1929. Publisher Sakai-Kawaguchi. Medium/Technique Woodblock print. Edition Sizes: 100, 350, and open Description A snowy night at Zojo-ji Temple. Note Carver Maeda, printer Komatsu. Sometimes has a "Made in Japan" stamp on the verso. Format Oban yoko-e Width Item 17.3 inches = 44.0 cm Height Item 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm Width Image 14.4 inches = 36.5 cm Height Image 9.4 inches = 24.0 cm
Publisher (this edition): Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi
Date of this item: 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
川瀬巴水木版画 
雪の増上寺 
昭和四年 
限定155/350 
酒井川口合版


大判。状態は極めて良好。撮影時に影がさした画像がありますが、変色ではありません。

Title Zojoji Temple in Snow
rare - first & llimited edition - provenance: Robert O. Muller estate
Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957
Signature Hasui
Seal sui
Dated 1929
Publisher Sakai-Kawaguchi
Medium/Technique Woodblock print
Impression excellent … (first edition printing)
Colors excellent
Condition very good … slight toning, some red ink bleeding, red seal on the back slightly visible from the front on the lower left. (Edition number in Japanese pasted on the back).
Edition Size 100
Numbered 47 / 100
Description Snowy night at Zojo-ji Temple. (To see the backside of this print, please click on the image to the last enlargement.)
Note Carver Maeda, printer Komatsu. "Made in Japan" stamped on verso. Provenance: Robert O. Muller estate.
Format Oban yoko-e
Width Item 17.3 inches = 44.0 cm
Height Item 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm
Width Image 14.4 inches = 36.5 cm
Height Image 9.4 inches = 24.0 cm
This is a splendid woodblock print, so much depth and saturation of color. Published by Kawaguchi and Saki in 1929. Perfect condition, measures 11 by 17 1/4 inches.

From the Robert O. Muller collection.
Kawase-Zozoji Temple in Snow- 1.jpg is:

Hasui ‘Snow at Zojoji Shrine’ (1929)

Beautiful temple scene with bijin under umbrella surrounded by drifting snowfall by Hasui Kawase (1887-1957) titled “Yuki no Zojoji” (translates as “Snow at Zojoji Shrine”) and margin dated originally as “Showa 4, Nigatsu” (or 1929, February). One of 16 Hasui images published during 1929 and 1930 by Kawaguchi & Sakai (and as such, bears no Watanabe seals)?a posthumous edition struck off of the original blocks. Published by Shobisha Publisher who acquired the blocks when K & S dissolved in 1931. Circa 1990's.

The workmanship in both carving and printing is simply superb?very nice gradation of colors (“bokashi”) virtually throughout print with various shadings of grays, tans, reds, and very soft blues; and nicely done “gauffrage” (“blind-printing” or embossing) to many of the falling snowflakes which give the print real “depth.” Print is in absolute pristine condition?no tears, no stains, no fading. Additionally, the hand-made Japanese paper used in these prints is much heavier and nicer than many other Hasui prints. Great image!! Image measures 9 ? x 14 ? inches
"Zozoji Temple in Snow" -1929


Print size 11.5" x 16.5"

(Full Oban)

Post-War Strike ORIGINAL


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. Authenticated by HASUI signature and sui.

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, particularly the lavish snow scenes.

This lovely snow scene is by the premier Shin Hanga Master. The use of sophisticated printing techniques, the gradation of colour (bokashi) and gofun, which gives the print an emossed texture and depth of image, are used extensively in this print.The brilliant white snow contrasted against the red of the temple is simply breath-taking.
Thursday, 11 June 2009


Title Zojoji Temple in Snow
rare - first & llimited edition - provenance: Robert O. Muller estate
Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957
Signature "Hasui".
Seal Artist's seal ("Sui").
Dated 1929.
Publisher Sakai-Kawaguchi.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Excellent … First edition printing.
Colors Excellent.
Condition Very good … Slight toning. Stains on the upper margin. Margins slightly creased. Red seal on the back slightly visible from the front on the lower left.
Edition Size 100
Numbered 35 / 100
Description A snowy night at Zojo-ji Temple. (To see the backside of this print, please click on the image to the last enlargement.).
Note Carver Maeda, printer Komatsu. "Made in Japan" stamped on verso. Provenance: Robert O. Muller estate. Edition number in Japanese pasted on the back.
Format Oban yoko-e
Width Item 17.3 inches = 44.0 cm
Height Item 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm
Width Image 14.4 inches = 36.5 cm
Height Image 9.4 inches = 24.0 cm
Sunday, 22 February 2009


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