Yamamoto Shoun: Reading a Book - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Yamamoto Shoun

Title: Reading a Book

Date: 1906

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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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