Kawase Hasui


Dancing Girls Enjoying Cool Breeze on River Kamo tipped into 'Sights of Old Capital'

the book published by Yoshusha with text by Aisaburo Akiyama, and tipped in woodblock print signed Hasui with artist's pre-earthquake seal; also with tipped in woodblock printed small-format reproduction of Utagawa Hiroshige's Arashiyama from the Kyoto Meisho series, 1919

book 8 5/8 by 5 7/8 in, 22 by 15 cm
Hasui print 7 1/8 by 4 3/8 in., 18 by 11.2 cm

Both tipped-in woodblock prints were likely provided by the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo (1885-1962). The book is signed inside the front cover by the author in Japanese and dedicated in elegant handwriting in English:

To Mrs. W. Koppert,
You will be always a
most welcome guest to
the flowery capital of
beauty-- Kyoto.

Yours Sincerely
A. Akiyama
Kyoto; April 20th

Kendall Brown, Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2014, p. 11, cat. III.17

(inv. no. 10-5499)

price: $1,800


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