Shirô: The Suwa shrine in Nippori
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Kasamatsu Shirô (1898-1991)
Stairs leading up to the Torii and the grounds of the Suwa shrine in Nippori, Arakawa (Tokyo). A woman with a baby on her back is standing in front of the shrine building. Above the sunset glow the rising crescent of the moon. A very atmospheric twilight scene.
Title: Yûzora - Nippori Suwa jinja (Evening sky - the Suwa shrine in Nippori).
Seal: Shirô saku
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô, Tokyo (Seal C = Hotei D)
Date: Shôwa 7 (1932)
Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Vertical Ôban, 36.1 x 23.7 cm (image)
Early impression. Excellent impression and colours, with good baren texture. Paper only slightly age-toned, verso in top two small paper remnants from previous mounting, one small drying hole in margin top left filled from back side. Excellent condition.
Grund W-10. Ill. in Blair, Toledo Cat. 1936, no. 167; ill. The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Catalogue of Collections - Prints. Tokyo 1993, no. 681; cf. Toledo Museum of Art, no. 2006.170; also MFA Boston, 50.2491 (later edition).