Small Boat on a Spring Shower

Kawase Hasui

Small Boat on a Spring Shower


color woodcut

187 x 474 mm

Stanza del Borgo S.R.L.


+39 02 659 8203

$5,500 - $12,000

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Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Horizontal naga ōban, 187 x 474 mm
Signed: Hasui with Hasui seal
Dated: 1920
Publisher: Watanabe Shōzaburō (unsealed)

Fine impression, colour and condition.
A very rare print, because the woodblocks were destroyed in the earthquake of 1923. Hasui shows here his mastery in the depiction of atmospheric effects: the pines in the background are veiled by the misty rain of summer.

K H. Brown, Kawase Hasui. The complete woodblock prints, Hotei Publishing, Leiden, 2008, no. 49, ill. p. 304.