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#5 Ryūon hōmō nozu (Casting the Net in the Shadow of the Willow)
  • Suzuki Shōnen
    1848–1918
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • #5 Ryūon hōmō nozu (Casting the Net in the Shadow of the Willow), 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.f
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. Driving rain in shades of gray. Man in straw hat and mino coat casting net at bottom center. Silouette of mountains runs horizontally across the center of the print, willow fills bottom right quadrant.