Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo - Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991) - 'Zojoji sanmon' 増上寺三門 (Triple Gate at Zojoji) - Japan - Heisei period (1989-2019)

Description
Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo - Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991) - 'Zojoji sanmon' 増上寺三門 (Triple Gate at Zojoji) - Japan - Heisei period (1989-2019)
Very good condition, see description

Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo - Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991) - 'Zojoji sanmon' 増上寺三門 (Triple Gate at Zojoji) - From the series "Eight Views of Tokyo" - Heisei period (1989-2020)

Shiro studied arts at Kaburagi Kiyokata. He designed his first woodblock print designs for Watanabe Shozaburo in 1919, after the publisher had seen his work at an exhibition. Shiro designed shin-hanga prints for Watanabe for a long period, and gained fame with his romantic landscapes and depictions of the traditional Japanese life. Between 1952 and 1960 he also created over 100 woodblock print designs for the Kyoto publisher Unsodo. Shiro is generally regarded as one of the top shin-hanga woodblock print artists in Japan.

Signed - Shiro, lower left in the print with red artist seal

Publisher: Unsodo

Carver: Nagashima

Printer: Harada

First edition in 1953. This is a later edition, printed with the original woodblocks.

Image size: 36.5 x 24 cm

Will be shipped with great care in sturdy packaging to prevent folding.

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo
Technique
Woodblock printing
Material
Washi paper
Period
Heisei period (1989-2019)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991)
Title of artwork
'Zojoji sanmon' 増上寺三門 (Triple Gate at Zojoji)
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
36.5×24×0 cm
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