Shoson (1877 - 1945), "Snow on Willow Bridge"
|Title||Snow on Willow Bridge|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Edition||S. Watanabe Sausage Hanken Shoyu Seal|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||CCC #166; pg. 159 (full page). The Toledo Museum of Art #194.|
|Size||15 -1/4 x 10 -1/4 "|
Notes: "Gofun" overprinting, used to depict falling snow.
"Two women with an umbrella cross a bridge over the river, Sumidagawa, in a heavy snowfall. This print illustrates the Yanagibashi ('the Willow bridge') over the river Kanda near its convergence with the Sumida. Independent landscape scenes are only a small group in Koson's work. This image, in its great simplicity and effective use of only a few colors, is one of his most beautiful designs. The original edition by Watanabe in 1927 numbering 300 copies. - CCC pg.159