<b>WINTER MOON OVER TOYAMA PLAIN</b><i> / Kawase Hasui<br>1931<br><br><B>SOLD

<b>WINTER MOON OVER TOYAMA PLAIN</b><i> / Kawase Hasui<br>1931<br><br><B>SOLD

3,000.00

ARTIST: Hasui Kawase (1883-1957)

TITLE: Winter Moon Over Toyama Plain

MEDIUM: Woodblock

EDITION: Publisher Doi Sadaichi (Teiichi), Carver/Printer, Fujikawa and Goto, first state

DATE: 1931

DIMENSIONS: 15 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches

CONDITION: Excellent; no problems to note

LITERATURE: Kendall H. Brown, Kawase Hasui: The Complete Woodblock Prints, 2003, pl. 260

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In this striking design, Hasui demonstrates how bright midnight can actually shine. The full moon hangs in between bare trees as the landscape is ablaze in the moonlight. The puddles in the foreground and the mist in the background contain and reflect this stunning light while the clear sky shines bright with a depth of blue only this time of night can produce.

Connoisseur's Note

This print is the first state of the design, baring the Doi Sadaichi (Teiichi) seal along with the Fujikawa and Goto carver and printer seal. The careful and subtle printing throughout the design pays testimony to its early production. This print's condition is exceedingly fine, as it was never framed nor exposed to light for prolonged periods. The colors are in a pristine state of preservation and appear as fresh and vibrant as the day the work was executed.