Yoshikawa Kanpo Cherry Blossoms at Night in Maruyama Park

Yoshikawa Kanpo


Cherry Blossoms at Night in Maruyama Park
(Maruyama no yozakura)

dated and signed at upper left (partially obscured in dark bokashi), Taisho juyonen haru (Taisho 14 [1925], spring) Kanpo, followed by publisher's seal, Heian Sato Sho han (published by Sato Sho[taro]), the title in the right margin, Maruyama no yozakura, followed by another publisher's seal, Sato ko, second edition, ca. post-1930

dai oban yoko-e 11 1/2 by 16 7/8 in., 29.2 by 43 cm

According to the 1930 Toledo exhibition catalogue, the blocks for this print were carved by Maeda Kentaro (active ca. 1924-61) and printed by Oiwa Tokuzo. The additional publisher seal on the right margin and lack of limited edition seal on verso indicates this is from a later edition printed after the successful Toledo exhibition.

Dorothy Blair, Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 1930, no. 336
Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Prints: 1900-1975, 1992, p. 178
Andrew Stevens, Color Woodcut International: Japan, Britain, and American in the Early Twentieth Century, Chazen Museum of Art, 2006, p. 24
Carolyn M. Putney, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 327 no. 343
Honolulu Museum of Art, Michener Collection, accession no. 1984 (19288)



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