Evening Showers at Matsunoshima

Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957

Evening Showers at Matsunoshima
  • Artist : Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957
  • Series : The Mitsubishi Fukagawa Detached Villa
  • Date : 1920
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : FWG0211
  • Condition : Traces of glue residue at reverse top margin
  • Dimensions : 9 1/2 x 14 inches
  • Illustrated : Hasui, pl. 46
  • Comments : Published by The S. Watanabe Color Print Co.; Watanabe I-type seal; pre-earthquake printing; from a series of eight designs commissioned by the Iwasaki family, owners of the Mitsubishi Company, given as gifts to their clients
  • SOLD

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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