Kawase Hasui: “Shiba Gate”
Original woodblock print, Published by Nakajima Shobisha – Kawase Hasui 川瀬 巴水 (1883-1957) – “Shiba Gate”.
– Japan – Heisei period (1989-2020)
First edition 1926 (Shōwa 4).
This is a later edition, printed using the original woodblocks in may 2021. All ready sold out at the publisher!
Publisher : Nakajima Shobisha,
printed by master printer : Numabe Shinkichi who also prints the Yoshida prints
The measurements of the image are 36 x 24 cm.
The full paper size: 42 x 28,5 cm. so wide margin
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Kawase Hasui (川瀬 巴水1883 – 1957) was a Japanese artist. One of the most prominent print designers of the shin-hanga movement, Kawase Hasui is possibly the most renowned Japanese landscape artist of the 20th century.
Kawase Hasui, a modern printmaker gave primacy to the mood of a place. Especially their persistent interest in depicting light characterizes the dreamlike atmosphere in their prints. Artists such as Kawase Hasui expressed a romantic yearning for nature, rural roots and the warm wooden architecture that was disappearing in urban Tokyo
Most of his woodblock were destroyed in a fire, the year before he died. The artist was declared a living National Treasure.
The woodblock print is in excellent condition and has never been framed before. Just reprinted in may 2021 and sold out at the publiser allready.
Will be shipped worldwide with tracking post, between hardboard plates to prevent bending or any damage in transport.