Hasui (1883 -1957)View Artist Biography
19 x 9.5 inches
Fine impression, color and condition. This example is superior to the one illustrated in Hotei.
Hotei No. 179, N 264, Work of 1923, finally published in 1928. The design was created during the artist's 102 day touring trip and based on a sketch made in Etsuji. A very finely detailed nocturne, it is said that it took four years from the cutting of the blocks to the compleation of the trial print. The full sequence of six versinons and a preparatory watercooor and arinat states is illustrated in Edo-Tokyo Museum cat. 1996, 46-7.