Woodblock print, ink and color on paper
Support: Laid Japanese paper
Sheet: 23.9 x 34 cm (9 7/16 x 13 3/8 in.); Image: 20.3 x 30 cm (8 x 11 13/16 in.)
Gift of Frederick, Tina, and Zoe Zwegat 2004.227
This print is one from a series covering both classical seasonal Japanese pastimes and vignettes from modern life in Tokyo. A painter from Kōchi trained in Tokyo, Yamamoto Shōun often had works in the prestigious Ministry of Education Exhibition (Bunten) and Imperial Exhibition (Teiten). Shōun also did hundreds of illustrations for a sightseeing series as well as woodblock prints of attractive women, such as this one, and landscapes.
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