Kawase Hasui, Kozu, Osaka

Kawase Hasui, 1883-1957

Souvenirs of Travel, Third Series: Kozu, Osaka
(Tabi miyage dai sanshu: Osaka Kozu)

signed Hasui with red artist's seal Kawase, with publisher's seal (Hotei 'D' seal, ca. 1924-30) on the right margin, Hanken shoyu Watanabe Shozaburo, the title on the left, Osaka Kozu, followed by the date, Taisho jusannen saku (Taisho 13, 1924), inscribed in pencil on the bottom margin, Kozu, Osaka, Hasui, ca. 1924

dai oban tate-e 15 by 10 1/2 in., 38.2 by 26.7 cm

The title seal for this series was hand-stamped (usually in reddish-brown ink) on the left-hand margin above the print title and date, and as such, is occasionally lacking on some impressions. The publisher's 'D' copyright seal on this impression falls within the range of the publication date.

Reference:
Kendall H. Brown, Kawase Hasui: The complete woodblock prints, 2003, no. 118
Kendall H. Brown, Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui's Masterpieces, 2004, p. 51, no. 15
Carolyn M. Putney, et al., Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 136, cat. no. 81

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