Evening Snow at Golden Pavilion

by Hasui (1883 - 1957)

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Evening Snow at Golden Pavilion by Hasui (1883 - 1957)

Original Hasui (1883 - 1957) Japanese Woodblock Print
Evening Snow at Golden Pavilion

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. 

Evening Snow at Golden Pavilion - Serene winter view of snow falling at evening over the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) in Kyoto. A quiet hush pervades the scene, the snow blanketing the rooftops and the trees and grasses along the shore. Beautiful muted color with fine bokashi shading. A lovely design.

Artist - Hasui (1883 - 1957)

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

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Evening Snow at Golden Pavilion by Hasui (1883 - 1957)
Evening Snow at Golden Pavilion by Hasui (1883 - 1957)