KAWASE HASUI - Four Shin-Hanga Masters

Gallery Exhibition from MAY 3 - JUNE 1, 2013

Davidson Galleries was pleased to present a wonderful collection of Shin-hanga woodblock prints by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991), and Ishwata Koitsu (1897-1987). Shin-hanga (new prints) was a Japanese print movement which flourished 1920-55. The term was intended to distinguish between the new direction of Japanese printmaking sosaku-hanga (creative prints) where the artist did three of what had been separate collaborations - design, create the printing matrix, and then pull the finished impression from that matrix. Shin-hanga represents a continuation of the traditional collaboration rooted in the 18th and 19th century ukiyo-e printmaking but where the subjects now reflect the influence of the West, Impressionism and other European centered art. The woodblock prints were largely exported in response to their enormous appeal for collectors in the West.

KAWASE HASUI - Four Shin-Hanga Masters : Mt. Fuji at Davidson Galleries

Yamagishi Kazue Japanese (1893-1966)

Mt. Fuji

Series: Nihon Hyakkei - One Hundred Views of Japan
Size: 11-1/4 x 14-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 24712
Price: $1200.00

KAWASE HASUI - Four Shin-Hanga Masters : Fuji from the Watermill at the Mouth of Omiya at Davidson Galleries

Tomikichiro Tokuriki Japanese (1902-99)

Fuji from the Watermill at the Mouth of Omiya

Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji, ca. 1950s.
Medium: Color woodblock
Year: Block date: 1939-40
Publisher: Uchida
Size: 10-1/2 x 15 inches
Condition: stamp right margin
Stock Number: [31005]
Price: $175.00

KAWASE HASUI - Four Shin-Hanga Masters : Merchant

Yukawa Shodo Japanese

Merchant's Daughter of the Tempo Era (1830-43)

Series: Series: Hyaku Bijin (100 Beauties), or Occupations for the Daughters of Merchants.
Medium: Color woodblock
Year: 1901-1903
Signature: Signature: Shodo.
Publisher: Osaka Yotatsu Goshi Kaisha
Size: Vertical oban
Stock Number: [25451]
Price: $320.00

KAWASE HASUI - Four Shin-Hanga Masters : Actors Soganoya Goro and Choroku in the Play Hizakurige at Davidson Galleries

Shunsen Japanese (1886-1960)

Actors Soganoya Goro and Choroku in the Play Hizakurige

Medium: Color woodblock
Year: ca.1930
Size: 15 x 10 inches
Stock Number: [17196]
Price: $600.00

KAWASE HASUI - Four Shin-Hanga Masters : Dragon Approaching Figures at Davidson Galleries

Tammamura Hokuto Japanese (1893-1951)

Dragon Approaching Figures

Medium: Color woodblock with gold highlights,
Year: 1923
Printer: Nishimura Kumakichi
Size: 14-3/4 x 10-1/4 inches
Description: Carver: Yamagishi Kazue (1893-1966).
Stock Number: 24705c
Price: $700.00