Snow Scene of Umewakamiya Shrine by the Sumida River

by Kunitora (active circa 1810s- 1840s)

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Snow Scene of Umewakamiya Shrine by the Sumida River by Kunitora (active circa 1810s- 1840s)

Kunitora (active circa 1810s- 1840s) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Snow Scene of Umewakamiya Shrine by the Sumida River

A Special 1938 Takamizawa Group - Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of Tokyo has published some of the finest reprints of classic ukiyo-e designs. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the company produced reprints with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color, line work and even wood grain detail. Published in 1938, this handsome reprint group features designs by master artists such as Utamaro, Kiyonaga, Eishi, Hokusai, Hiroshige, Sharaku, and others. Each features a Takamizawa publisher seal on the  reverse. A great opportunity to acquire a high quality reprint of a famous Edo era subject.

Comments - Handsome winter view of the embankment along the Sumida River with Umewakamiya Shrine at lower left. The landscape is blanketed with snow as travelers in straw raincoats and hats make their way along the road. Stylized pink clouds streak across the sky, a charming contrast to the deep blue of the water. A wonderful perspective image, finely detailed. We've only seen this subject once before in reprint.

Artist - Kunitora (active circa 1810s- 1840s)

Image Size - 9 3/4" x 14 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Toning, a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Snow Scene of Umewakamiya Shrine by the Sumida River by Kunitora (active circa 1810s- 1840s)
Snow Scene of Umewakamiya Shrine by the Sumida River by Kunitora (active circa 1810s- 1840s)
Snow Scene of Umewakamiya Shrine by the Sumida River by Kunitora (active circa 1810s- 1840s)