Tokaido Utsunoya

Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957

Tokaido Utsunoya
  • Date : undated
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : 910453
  • Condition : Minor wrinkling at top edge
  • Dimensions : 12 3/8 x 16 1/2 inches
  • Comments : There is a woodblock version of this design, dated 1947, illustrated at Hasui, pl. 240.  It is interesting to note that while this is an evening rain seen, the print is a sunny daytime version of the same scene.  
  • Provenance : James B. Tobin Collection
  • 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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