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An image of Snow in Shiba Park, Tokyo by KAWASE Hasui

KAWASE Hasui

(Japan 1883 – 1957)

Title
Snow in Shiba Park, Tokyo
Alternative title:
Shiba kôen no yuki
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
Taishô period 1912 - 1926 → Japan
Year
1931
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodcut
Dimensions

24.1 x 36.5 cm

Signature & date
Signed l.l., in Japanese, ink "Hasui [and artist's seal]". Signed l.r., pencil "Hasui Kawase". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1960
Accession number
DO2.1960
Location
Not on display
Further information

Shiba Park is one of Tokyo's 'famous sites', making this print a good souvenir for visitors. The seasonal reference of the snow follows the 'ukiyo-e' convention, while the chiaroscuro and absence of outline indicate the influence of watercolour painting: a reassuring blend of the traditional and the modern, with richly overlaid colours creating subtlety and depth.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.284.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Individuality in early 20th century works on paper', Sydney, 2003, 284 (colour illus.).