Parasols at Riverside

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist Yamamoto Shōun (1870-1965)
Published c. 1930
Dimensions Ôtanzakuban [~15.6 x 6.7 inches]
Notes Artists signature: Shoun
Artists seal: Shoun

A riverside scene showing figures silhouetted against the backdrop of a rainy evening. In the foreground there are figures sheltering under parasols, a lone figure carries two loads of cargo with a stick over their shoulder. In the background there are two boats on the river with some small houses to the right, their windows lit giving a warm glow.

Yamamoto Shōun (December 20, 1870 - May 10, 1965) was a Japanese print designer, illustrator, and painter. He was born into a family of retainers of the shōgun in Kōchi in Kōchi Prefecture. He studied painting from his teens, moving to Tokyo at the age of 17. He started working Fugoku gaho, a pictorial magazine in Tokyo from the age of 20. His long career spanned three major periods of Japanese art the Meiji (1868–1912), Taishō (1912–1926) and Shōwa (1926–1989). Shōun is best known for his woodblock of beautiful women and his small humorous woodblocks.
Framing mounted
Price £700.00
Stock ID 51412