Dawn at the Nihon Bridge

Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957

Dawn at the Nihon Bridge
  • Series : Selection of Views of the Tokaido
  • Date : 1940
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : SWH002
  • Condition : Excellent; acquired directly from the publisher
  • Dimensions : 14 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches
  • Illustrated : Hasui, pl. 234
  • Comments : Posthumous edition, printed in the Reiwa Period (beginning May, 2019), by the original publisher - The Watanabe Color Print Co., from recut blocks.  The seal in the bottom right margin, which resembles a pre-war seal used by The Watanabe Color Print Co., is the Shoichiro Watanabe seal, which Shoichiro (the current owner) uses to denote a print from recut blocks.
  • Price : $400

About The Artist

Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957

Born in Toyko. Given name Bunjiro. Studied as a boy with Aoyagi Bokusen and Araki Kan'yu and as an adult with Okada Saburosuke and Kaburagi Kiyokata. Exhibited Japanese-style paintings with Ugokai and Kyodokai. Inspired by Ito Shinsui's Eight Views of Lake Biwa, which he saw at a Kyodokai exhibition. Sought affiliation with Watanabe Shozaburo by preparing sketches for prints resulting in initial prints of 4 scenes of Shiobara Hot Springs in 1918 and ultimately a lifetime of collaboration. W.....

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