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 , 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)
price: $ 850
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