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Nio-Mon Gateway of Kinryuzan

Size: 24.5cm by 38.5cm (9.65 in by 15.16 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Tamagawa Shucho

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 10,000$ 83.00£ 72.25€ 83.75 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This print is from a series "Ukiyo-e Fukei Hanga Shutaisei" (Collection of Ukiyo-e Landscape Prints), a postwar reproduction of 24 prints by 20 different artists selected by Adachi company as the best examples of landscape prints from the late Edo period.

It depicts the Nio-mon Gate of Sensoji Temple from the front and shows the bustling crowd of various visitors in detail. It shows Shucho's awareness of Western pictorial expression, as evidenced by his use of perspective on the roofs of buildings and the shading of the foliage of trees.

(While learning about this printing, we found very similar design by a young Hokusai. Shucho said to have been active during 1789~1804, wheres Hokusai created this kind of uki-e (painting using Western painting's perspective technique), so the theory is that Shucho presumably 'borrowed' rather heavy from the earlier one ...

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