Shoson (1877 - 1945), "Snow on Willow Bridge"
|Title||Snow on Willow Bridge|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Edition||S. Watanabe Seal|
|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 "|
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