Shichirigahama

by Hasui (1883 - 1957)

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Shichirigahama by Hasui (1883 - 1957)

Original Hasui (1883 - 1957) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shichirigahama

Series; Twelve Scenes of Famous Places

Twelve Scenes of Famous Places - Lovely print from a series of twelve landscape views originally designed by Hasui for the Haibara paper shop in the 1930s. The Tokyo publisher Kato Junji acquired the rights to the designs in 1935 and printed them in a limited edition of 300 sets. Luckily, the blocks survived WWII and were later discovered in the family warehouse of Takahashi Harumasa IV, who was the original printer for the series. In 1988, the Takahashi family received permission from Hasui's daughter to produce a second edition of 200 by the publisher Ayumi shuppan, printed from the original blocks with slight modifications. These beautiful second edition prints faithfully reproduce the subdued colors and fine bokashi shading of the first edition. Since first edition woodblocks from the series are extremely rare, these great second edition designs are a wonderful option. 

Shichirigahama - Lovely view of the famous Shichirigahama or Seven Ri Beach. A lone fisherman makes his way along the beach, carrying a fishing pole over his shoulder as rows white-capped waves wash ashore. The island of Enoshima dominates the horizon in soft gray, with a warm peach and lavender glow spreading across the sky. A beautiful design with fantastic bokashi shading and sophisticated color.

Artist - Hasui (1883 - 1957)

Image Size - 9 3/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Shichirigahama by Hasui (1883 - 1957)
Shichirigahama by Hasui (1883 - 1957)