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KAWASE HASUI: SNOW AT MUKOJIMA By Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), signed Hasui with seal Kawase Japan, dated December 1931 Color woodblock print on paper. Vertical oban. Signed Hasui with seal Kawase, censor’s seal: black 6mm Watanabe; publisher Watanabe Shozaburo. Title Yuki no Mukojima (Snow at Mukojima). Mukojima is an area of Tokyo along the Sumida River. Heavy snow falls and covers the houses and boats; a man in the center of the composition is steering his boat into an inlet. SIZE of the sheet 39.3 x 26 cm Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear. Very good impression and colors. Gently mounted on a paper frame. Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) was a prominent Japanese artist and printmaker of the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement, which focused on traditional techniques and subject matter. He is best known for his landscape prints depicting scenes of Japan, which were highly detailed and often captured the beauty and tranquility of the country's natural landscapes. Hasui's works were characterized by their delicate colors and sophisticated composition, and his legacy as a master of shin-hanga continues to influence Japanese art and culture today. Auction comparison: Compare a closely related print at Galerie Zacke, Fine Japanese Art, 28 October 2020, Vienna, lot 289 ( sold for EUR 3,286).