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Snow peony

Snow peony 寒牡丹
by Yamamoto Shoun (1870-1965) - Shokoku

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Artist: Yamamoto Shoun (1870-1965) - Shokoku 山本昇雲 (松谷)
Title: Snow peony 寒牡丹
Series: Fashions of Today
Date 1st edition?1906
Publisher 1st edition?Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
Publisher (this edition)?Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 35156
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Early Shin Hanga: Fashions of Today Series: Winter Snow
Lot AU43


Artist: Shoun
Format: Oban tate-e: 15.25" x 10"

Subject: A beautiful young woman sheltering from the winter snow beneath an open umbrella. The masterpiece from this important series, described by Abe Setsuko (Andon, 1992) as the turning point between Meiji-period Ukiyo-e and Taisho-period Shin Hanga. Signed lower left; Shoun, followed by circular publisher's seal. Shoun was born in Kochi city with the given name Masaburo, and moved to Tokyo at age 17 to study Nanga painting with Taki Watei. From 1902 he exhibited Japanese-style paintings. From age 20, Shoun worked as an illustrator for "Fuzoku Gaho", a pictorial journal dealing with popular places in Tokyo. He is best known for his "Moku-hanga" of traditional subjects including "bijin-ga", "kacho-ga" and landscapes published by Matsuki Heikichi.

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi, Tokyo

Date: 1906

Condition: Flawless, pristine state. Full size. The finest example we have seen. Museum quality.

Colour: Perfect colors

Impression: Quite magnificent with gauffrage and extensive hand applied gofun.

Artist Bio: Used the psudonym Shokoku (松谷) in his early career.
明治3年(1870年)高知県に生まれる。絵を山内家のお抱え絵師で狩野洞白の門人柳本圭吾に学び、更に狩野永岳の門人河田小龍に師事し、上京後、図案、染物の原図などを手がけ絵師として立った。明治27年東洋堂より刊行された「風俗画報」の挿絵を担当したのを皮切りに「新撰東京名所図會」と言うシリーズ312図を発表し、こうした雑誌挿絵を主要な活躍舞台としたのであった。 昇雲は維新以降の目まぐるしく変化する文化風俗に着手し、風俗記録画ともいうべき新しいジャンルを確立した。  昭和40年(1965)没

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