Ito Sozan

b. 1884, fl. ca. 1919-1926

Snow, Moon, Flowers: Beauty and Cherry Blossoms
(Setsugetsuka no Uchi: Sakura)

signed Sozan with two artist's seals, So, and Zan, published by Watanabe Shozaburo, ca. 1925

otanzaku tate-e 15 by 6 5/8 in., 38 by 16.9 cm

This is a post-earthquake version of a pre-earthquake design published by Watanabe Shozaburo (1885-1962).

Nihon no hanga II 1911-1920, Kizamareta “kojin” no kyoen (Japanese Prints II, 1911-1920: A ‘carved’ private banquet), Chiba City Museum of Art, 1999, p. 107, no. 202-3 (pre-earthquake version)
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 48, no. 25 (post-earthquake version)
Chris Uhlenbeck, Shin hanga: The New Prints of Japan 1900-1960, Ludion, 2022, p. 33, no. 8 (post-earthquake version)

(inv. no. C-1148)

price: $800


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