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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
Date of this item: 1906 1906
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:

Reference: 604
Title: Reading a Book
Artist: Yamamoto Shoun
Date of print: c1906
Condition: B,C,4A,16A

Title Reading - The View of the Four Seasons
Artist Shoun Yamamoto 1870-1965
Signature Shoun
Dated 1906 December
Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya)
Medium/Technique Woodblock print
Impression excellent blind printing
Colors very good
Condition very good light toning, lightly soiled, two creases from the top edge into the background, margins lightly creased, the left margin creased, album backing.
Description From the series, "Shiki no Nagame" (The View of the Four Seasons), "Fumi Yomu Koe" (Voice of Reading). A lady is listening to some words from a parrot. Her daughter is reading a book nearby. Shoun was one of the last traditional ukiyo-e artists but his style was changed from the stereo-typical ukiyo-e beauties to more soft and natural looking beauties in this series.
Width Item 12.6 inches = 32.0 cm
Height Item 8.9 inches = 22.5 cm
Literature "Yamamoto Shoun Ten". A View of Nostalgic Japan and the Beauties of those Days; an Exhibition of Shoun Yamamoto's Works., The Museum of Art, Kochi; 2005, ISBN, - pl.114
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