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Snow at Echizen Canal

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Snow at Echizen Canal 雪の越前堀
by Mori Masamoto

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Artist: Mori Masamoto 森正元
Title: Snow at Echizen Canal 雪の越前堀
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1951
Publisher 1st edition?Adachi
Publisher (this edition)?Adachi
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 41155
Notes (1st edition)?There is also a postcard-sized version of this scene.
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:

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Japanese Woodblock Print, Snowfall on Water’s Edge, Artist and Publisher Unknown, Post WWII.



A large Japanese woodblock print of a snowfall over houses on water, done in the traditional manner in shades of gray with pale blue water. There are a number of inscriptions/seals: at the top right margin, the bottom right margin, the bottom left margin, and inside the image where there is a signature and seal on the lower right. The image measures 16 ¾ x 12 ¼ inches. With margins, 17 ½ x 13 inches.

Condition: Good. There are no tears, but there is margin discoloration, along with creasing and wrinkling, especially at the corners and into the image about 2 inches in places. The top right corner has been folded over. The overall effect is that the print has been over-handled, but the edges are all intact, and most of the central image is undamaged. The printing is well executed with an emphasis on the complexity of surface forms. Good bleed through.

This print is somewhat similar to one by Komura Settai called ‘Snowy Morning’. However, I had no further success in identifying this print.

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