May Rain at Ara River

Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957

May Rain at Ara River
  • Date : 1932
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 260634
  • Condition : No condition problems to note
  • Dimensions : 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
  • Illustrated : Hasui, pl. 283
  • Comments : Published by Doi Hangaten; carved and printed by Katsumura-Ito; pre-war printing
  • 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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