Morning at Takamatsu

by Hasui (1883 - 1957)

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Morning at Takamatsu by Hasui (1883 - 1957)

Original Hasui (1883 - 1957) Japanese Woodblock Print
Morning at Takamatsu

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. 

Morning at Takamatsu - Wonderful image of a ship on the ocean at Takamatsu in the early morning. The rising sun casts a soft warm glow on the tops of the sails, reflected in shimmering ripples on the water below. A low mist drifts across the sea, suffused with sunlight. A fantastic example of Hasui's skill in creating the effects of light and shading.

Artist - Hasui (1883 - 1957)

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

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Morning at Takamatsu by Hasui (1883 - 1957)
Morning at Takamatsu by Hasui (1883 - 1957)