Evening Sky, Suwa Shrine, Nippori

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist Shirô Kasamatsu (1898-1992)
Published 1932 [c. 1946 impression]
Dimensions Verical ôban [~14 x 9 inches]
Notes Artist Signature: Shiro
Publisher: Watanabe
Publisher Seal: Round Watanabe 6mm

A romantic view of Suwa Shrine in Nippori, against an atmospheric evening sky.

Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991)was a student of Kaburagi Kiyokata. He started creating woodblock prints for the publisher Watanabe in 1919. Until the late 1940s he had designed more than 50 prints for Watanabe. In the 1950s he published bird and animal prints, landscapes and "famous views" with the publisher Unsodo - all together more than 100. Shiro Kasamatsu worked in Shin Hanga and Sosaku Hanga style.

Condition: Good impression. Two pin holes to top left margin, not affecting image.
Framing mounted
Price £750.00
Stock ID 47692