Gakutei (1786 - 1868), "Moonlit View of Suehiro Bridge"
|Title||Moonlit View of Suehiro Bridge|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Famous Places of Naniwa (Osaka). Views of Tempozan at a Glance.|
|Edition||First, and only.|
|Reference No||Lane; "Images from the Floating World", #176; pg. 172|
|Size||9 -1/2 x 14 -3/4 " (Print) 16 x 23 " (Folder)|
|Condition||Fine, with fresh colors.|
Notes: Ex-collection of the Worcester Art Museum; as shown. Mounted by the Museum on archival backing. Tipped to original museum folder with their catalog stamp, "Japanese Print No. G645 Worcester Art Museum".
Richard Lane notes: "During his stay in Osaka, Gakutei produced a remarkable set of landscape prints, one shown here: a covered pleasure boat with geisha and guests being poled under the "Fan Bridge" as the autumn moon looms over the scene. The design and printing are detailed and immaculate, lying somewhere between ukiyo-e and surimono techniques, and the setting could easily be translated intact to a Kabuki stage."