Nakazawa Toshiaki: Moon at Gojo Bridge - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Nakazawa Toshiaki

Title: Moon at Gojo Bridge

Date: 1890

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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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