Red Gate at Hongo in Snow (S1804)

Red Gate at Hongo in Snow (S1804)

$465.00

Snowy day at the Red Gate of Tokyo University in Hongo. The bright red gate erected in 1827 by Maeda Nariyasu to welcome Lady Yasu-hime from the Tokugawa shogunate family as his bride. The main Hongo campus occupies the former estate of the Maeda family, Edo period feudal lords of Kaga Province. The gate became the entrance to the Tokyo National University in 1903, later moved but still in existence, it has been designated a National Treasure and an Important Cultural Property. Carver is Maeda Kentaro and printer is Tetsunosuke Honda.

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Format is Oban yoko-e. This is a later edition done 1946-1957. Right margin is a rough edge with some compression. Otherwise, no flaws or problems of note. Sheet size is 15"x10.2". Provenance: from liveauctioneers seller Jasper52.

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References

JAODB 32324; artelino 62518; Grund, Andreas, "Shiro Kasamatsu – The Complete Woodblock Prints", Tokyo, privately published, 2001, – pg.4, W-28

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14.1"x9.3" + margins

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Publisher

Watanabe

Signature

Signature "Shiro" with seal

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