"Shiba Benten Ike" (Pond at Shiba Benten) is by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). Excellent shading throughout with light embossing to the lotus leaves and women on the footbridge. First printed in 1929 originally by Kawaguchi & Sakai; this is a later printing by Shobisha from original blocks. Shobisha obtained the original blocks in about 1950. Signed Kawase Hasui with red artist seal "sui". The bottom margin contains the title "Shiba Benten Ike"(Pond at Shiba Benten) and "Showa 4 nen 8 gatsu saku"(printed in August 1929) in Japanese. Very wonderful "bokashi" shading through print with finely carved details. Very Japanese mood, very soft romantic colors beautiful and delicate. A true classic Hasui print of the highest order.
Paper size: 15 and 3/8 inches by 11 and 1/8 inches (41.6 x 28.2 cm)
Image size: 14 and 1/4 inches by 9 and 1/4 inches (36 x 23.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Showa 4 nen (1929); this is a later printing from original blocks.
Signed: Signed Hasui with red artist seal "sui"
Condition: Pristine condition.
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