An image of Snow in Shiba Park, Tokyo

Kawase Hasui

(Japan 1883 – 1957)

Snow in Shiba Park, Tokyo

Location
Not on display
Further information

Shiba Park is one of Tokyo's 'famous sites', making this print a good souvenir for visitors. The seasonal reference of the snow follows the 'ukiyo-e' convention, while the chiaroscuro and absence of outline indicate the influence of watercolour painting: a reassuring blend of the traditional and the modern, with richly overlaid colours creating subtlety and depth.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.284.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Japan: Taishô period 1912–1926
Year
1931
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodcut
Dimensions
24.1 x 36.5 cm
Signature & date

Signed l.l., in Japanese, ink "Hasui [and artist's seal]". Signed l.r., pencil "Hasui Kawase". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1960
Accession number
DO2.1960