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Shoson (1877 - 1945), "Snow on Willow Bridge"

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Catalog ID A2920
Artist Shoson
Title Snow on Willow Bridge
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition S. Watanabe Sausage Hanken Shoyu Seal
Date 1927
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 "
Condition Very fine.

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

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