by Hasui (1883 - 1957)
Series; Twelve Scenes of Tokyo
Komagata Embankment, 1919 - Intriguing view of a bamboo yard in Tokyo alongside the Komagata River. A worker dozes in his wagon in the heat of the summer day in the hot sunshine, while the wedge of blue water and sky in the distance provides a cooling contrast. Of this scene, Hasui wrote:
This is from a sketch that I made one summer afternoon in the front of a bamboo shop at the Komagata river-bank in Asakusa. One is able to see the other side of the river through the bamboo stalks, which are stacked side by side, in the shape of a half-opened fan. I thought the mood conveyed by the horse standing listlessly and the drayman slumbering on his dray was very summer-like.
Signed - Hasui, with red artist's "Hasui" seal
Sealed - Publisher Watanabe, 7mm seal, later edition original, from original blocks
Artist - Hasui (1883 - 1957)
Image Size - 9 3/8" x 14 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent condition overall with no issues to report.