Azuma Gorge (Azuma-kyô)

吾妻峡

Japanese
Shôwa era
1947 (Shôwa 22)
Artist Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883–1957)


Catalogue Raisonné

Brown 2003, #470

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 26.9 cm (14 5/16 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.2853

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The impression illustrated in Brown is dated 1943 (Shôwa 18), whereas this one is dated 1947 (Shôwa 22) and lacks the printer’s mark; but otherwise the blocks appear to be identical.

Signed

Hasui
巴水

Provenance

1950, gift of Louis Aaron Lebowich (b. 1880), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 14, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich