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

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Catalog ID A2464
Artist Shoson
Title Snow on Willow Bridge
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition S. Watanabe Seal
Date 1927
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No CCC: S44.3 (cat. 166); pg. 159 (full page)
Size 15 -1/2 x 10 -1/4 "
Condition Very fine.

Notes: Pencil notations on the reverse. S. Watanabe seal in lower left margin. One of the artists most recognizable designs.

Two women crossing a bridge over the Sumidagawa River, 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 was issues by Watanabe in 1927 numbering 300 copies. where the Kanda River converges. - CCC, pg. 159

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