Kawase Hasui, Lakeside Shower, Matsue

Kawase Hasui, 1883-1957

Lakeside Shower, Matsue
(Chihan no ame, Matsue)

signed Hasui with artist's seal Kawase, the publisher's (Hotei 'E') seal on lower right margin, Hanken shoyu fukyo mosha Watanabe Shozaburo, the title on the left margin, Chihan no ame (Matsue), followed by the date, Showa shichinen nigatsu saku (Showa 7 [1932], 2nd month)

oban yoko-e 10 3/8 by 15 3/8 in., 26.5 by 38.9 cm

The impressions illustrated in both Narazaki and Brown have a darker palette overall with greater contrast between the soft blue of the water and dark grey clouds, dark green leaves on the tree, and brighter orange-brown reeds bending along the shoreline. This impression is similar to the example published in Beautiful Shin Hanga referenced below.

Narazaki Muneshige, Kawase Hasui mokuhanga shu, 1979, p. 111, pl 333
Kendall Brown, Kawase Hasui: The complete woodblock prints, 2003, Vol. I, p. 91; Vol. II, p. 425, no. 269
Koyama Shuko, Beautiful Shin Hanga- Revitalization of Ukiyo-e, Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum, 2009, p. 176, no. 4-53



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