Santa Claus in Snow Garden

Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957

Santa Claus in Snow Garden
  • Date : c. 1952
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : FWG0188
  • Condition : No condition problems to note
  • Dimensions : 8 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches
  • Comments : Later impression from re-cut blocks; design was originally used as the front page of The Japan Trade Monthly, Number 68; Shoichiro Watanabe seal in lower right margin
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  • 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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