Komagata Embankment

Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957

Komagata Embankment
  • Artist : Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957
  • Series : Twenty Views of Tokyo
  • Date : 1919
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : SWH004
  • Condition : Excellent; acquired directly from the publisher
  • Dimensions : 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches
  • Illustrated : Hasui, pl. 27
  • Comments : Later impression of a pre-earthquake design from re-cut blocks; Shoichiro Watanabe seal in lower right margin          
  • 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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