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Title

Snow in Shiba Park, Tokyo

1931

Artist

Kawase Hasui

Japan

1883 – 1957

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Shiba kôen no yuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Taishô period 1912 - 1926 → Japan
    Date
    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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    DO2.1960
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Kawase Hasui

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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