YAMAMOTO SHOUN: CROWS IN WINTER YAMAMOTO SHOUN: CROWS IN WINTER

By Yamamoto Sho…
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YAMAMOTO SHOUN: CROWS IN WINTER

YAMAMOTO SHOUN: CROWS IN WINTER By Yamamoto Shoun (1870-1965), signed Shoun with seal Japan, c. 1910-1920s Color woodblock print on paper. Vertical o-tanzaku. Signed Shoun with seal. Title Crows in Winter. Two crows perched on a gnarled branch on a snowy winter day. Image SIZE 36.1 x 19 cm, SIZE incl. frame 48.6 x 32.8 cm Condition: Very good condition with minor wear. Very good impression and colors. Trimmed margins and minor browning along the edges. Mounted on a paper frame with tape to the top. By Yamamoto Shoun (1870-1965) was a Japanese print designer, painter, and illustrator. He was born in the city of Kochi, into a family of retainers of the shogun and was given the name Mosaburo. As a teenager, he studied Kano-school painting with Yanagimoto Doso and Kawada Shoryu. At about age 17, he moved to Tokyo, where he studied Nanga painting with Taki Katei. At 20 years of age, he was employed as an illustrator for Fugoku gaho, a pictorial magazine dealing with the sights in and around Tokyo. In his latter career, Shoun primarily produced paintings. In addition to his magazine illustrations, Shoun is best known for his woodblock prints of beautiful women and a group of humorous shikishiban. Museum comparison: A closely related print is in the collection of the National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, accession number S2003.8.3347.

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YAMAMOTO SHOUN: CROWS IN WINTER

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