Great Bridge at Sanjo, Kyoto, numbered '1'
(Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi)
a night view of the Great Sanjo Bridge in the snow; the print title in red vertical cartouche, Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi; signed and dated Taisho kyunen ichigatsu Goyo ga (Taisho 9 , January, by Goyo) with artist's seal Go with leaf design (Yo), with limited edition seal numbered '1' on verso, published by the artist ca. 1920
11 1/2 by 18 7/8 in., 29.2 by 48 cm
Goyo only completed 13 woodblock prints in his lifetime (excluding prints designed for books and magazines) prior to his untimely death in February 1921 from complications from meningitis and a middle ear infection. Goyo's brother, Mitsugo, and nephew, Yasuo, oversaw the posthumous publication of a dozen additional designs. Goyo's work was ground-breaking for shin-hanga, and included some of the best examples to be found in the entire genre of ukiyo-e.
Kato Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol I, pl. 102
Amanda T. Zehnder, Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century, Carnegie Museum of Art, 2009, p. 35
Kendall Brown and Hollis Goodall-Cristante, Shin-Hanga: New Prints in Modern Japan, 1993, p. 76, fig. 100
Carolyn M. Putney, et. al., Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, 2013, p. 78, cat. 2
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2015, p. 42, cat. no. 4
(inv. no. C-3218)
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