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cover sheet
  • Suzuki Shōnen
    1848–1918
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • cover sheet, 1893, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Shōnen sansui gafu (Page from an Album of Landscapes by Shonen)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 235 x 170 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/4 x 6 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 272 x 205 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 11/16 x 8 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2036.a
Description

Chūban size album series of twelve landscapes printed as an imitation of paintings in original wrapper decorated with pines on front and catalogue title of prints on verso. Pine branch in top left quadrant, trunk balances in bottom right quadrant, both in shades of gray. Top half of sheet is red, bottom is neutral. Text fills center of sheet.