Rain at Kasuga Shrine, Nara

Kawase Hasui

Rain at Kasuga Shrine, Nara, Prints by Kawase Hasui
  • Hasui Snow at Kasuga Shrine
  • Hasui woodblock
Savvy Price $400.00
Gallery Price $600.00
Title
Rain at Kasuga Shrine, Nara
Artist
Kawase Hasui
Medium
Color woodblock print
Size
Oban tate
Image size
14 1/4" height X 9 1/2" width
Paper size
15 5/8" height X 10 1/2" width
Frame
Sheet of paper is floated well within a fabric-wrapped mat board, Plexiglas, gold finished wood molding
Frame size
24" height X 18" width
Signed
at viewer's lower left
Date of creation
1933
Condition
Excellent to good, all margins are visible. Two holes are along left margin. Slight fade to colors.
Provenance
A Stu
About The Rain at Kasuga Shrine, Nara

Jizui seal appears at viewer's lower right

About Kawase Hasui
(1883-1957) In 1918 Hasui began to produce prints.  By 1923 he had more than 60 designs were published when an earthquake and subsequent fire in Tokyo destroyed most of his inventory of prints as well as his wood blocks.  In response to Hasui's extensive travel throughout Japan, the artist left many hundreds of prints illustrating many aspects of both the seasons and the climate in Japan. (paraphrased from Richard Illing's book The Art of Japanese Prints)


Cultures

Japanese

Medium

Prints

Subject

Architecture

Keywords

Kawase Hasui, Hasui Snow at Kasuga Shrine, Hasui woodblock