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Hasui Kawase Woodblock Print- Guest House on Pond's Edge 1920 SOLD

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1930: Item # 1459058

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Kawase Hasui
Guest House in the Pines on the Pond's Edge (Kiyosumi Garden, Mitsubishi Fukagawa Detached Villa)
One of eight views commissioned by the Iwasaki Family (owners of Mitsubishi).
Date: 1920.
Size: Horizontal nagaban 18.5 x 7.125 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Signed, sealed, and dated in the image.
Kiyozumien (Kiyosumi Garden) noted at bottom margin.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Reference: Hotei #50.
Condition: Top back corners have tape residue that shows through slightly.
Note: "The Mitsubishi Company planned this gifts for their domestic and foreign clients" (who visited the villa). - Hotei
It is not known whether these rarely seen 1920 designs were present in Watanabe's shop when it was destroyed by fire in the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake.