Artwork Details for Hasui, Kawase (1883-1957) "Daimotsu in Amagasaki"

Hasui, Kawase (1883-1957) - Daimotsu in Amagasaki - 尼崎大物

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Daimotsu in Amagasaki - 尼崎大物
by Hasui, Kawase (1883-1957) - 川瀬巴水

Artist:Hasui, Kawase (1883-1957) - 川瀬巴水
Title:Daimotsu in Amagasaki - 尼崎大物
Date:1940 (this artwork: Early post-war strike)
Publisher:Watanabe - 渡辺
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, 24.4 x 36.6cm (image size)
Condition:Very fine. Verso is clean.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:12520-Kawase_Hasui
Notes:This is a lifetime strike. Watanabe 6mm round copyright seal in the bottom left corner (difficult to see).

Catalog Raisonné Entry:
Source: Catalogue Raisonné: Kawase Hasui; The Complete Woodblock Prints, Kendall Brown, Amy Reigle Newland, Hotei Publishing, KIT Publishers, 2003, ISBN: 9074822460, - pg. 460, pl. 335

Narazaki [1] (Hasui's biographer) writes: "This is the Daimotsu bay made famous in the Heikie monogatari (The tale of Heike) of the early Kamakura period (1185-1333). These days there are few opportunities for a traveler to experience this area as it once was since it is now part of the harbor district in the Hanshin industrial belt. For this reason Hasui's depiction is interesting." Amagasaki is situated in Hyogo prefecture.

[1] Narazaki Muneshige, Hasui's biographer and compiler of the artist's first catalogue raisonné Kawase Hasui mokuhanga shu, Mainichi Shinbun, Tokyo, 1979.
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