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This antique and rare woodblock print by Yamamoto Shōun depicts a serene scene of fishing by the river. The print is crafted on high-quality paper with intricate details and vibrant multi-colors. With its antique originality, it is a stunning addition to any collection of paintings, scrolls, or prints.
Yamamoto Shōun (山本 昇雲, December 30, 1870 – May 10, 1965), who is also known as Matsutani Shōun, was a Japanese print designer, painter, and illustrator. He was born in the city of Kōchi in Kōchi Prefecture, into a family of retainers of the shōgun and was given the name Mosaburō. As a teenager, he studied Kanō-school painting with Yanagimoto Doso and Kawada Shoryu. At about age 17, he moved to Tokyo, where he studied Nanga painting with Taki Katei. At 20 years of age, he was employed as an illustrator for Fugoku gaho, a pictorial magazine dealing with the sights in and around Tokyo. In his latter career, Shōun primarily produced paintings. He died in 1965, at the age of 96.
Crafted in Japan between 1900-1940, this woodblock print showcases the technique and artistry of Japanese culture. The print's subject matter and region of origin are evident in the serene beauty of the river, and the peacefulness of fishing. This antique original is a must-have for collectors of Asian/Oriental antiques and those with an appreciation of Japanese art. Glass is missing.36cm x 18cm