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Moon at Gojo Bridge

Moon at Gojo Bridge
by Nakazawa Toshiaki (a. 1870-1914)

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Artist: Nakazawa Toshiaki (a. 1870-1914)
Title: Moon at Gojo Bridge
Date 1st edition?1890 (in the decade of)
Date of this artwork?1890s (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Triptych
Format (this edition): Triptych
DB artwork code: 37949
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:

Friday, 2 September 2005

NAKAZAWA, Toshiaki (active 1870-1914; student of Yoshitoshi)
Title "Moon at Gojo Bridge" (**)
Date ca1890's
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size Each sheet 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 (27 3/4 x 13 1/2 overall, plus margins)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to clouds, sky, moon, hills and bridge; strong woodgrain visible; silver metallic pigments and over-printing with opaque "gofun"; highly detailed carving.

Condition Good to Very Good. Strong colors. Full original margins, unbacked. (Album binding holes across bottom; faint pinkish stain; light wear and staining.)

Comments Dramatic scene of Ushiwaka (known later as Yoshitsune) and Benkei about to meet in battle on on Kyoto's Goji Bridge. A well-known scene of Japan's beloved heros of numerous kabuki plays.
Item # BG-197

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