Yoshikawa Kanpo, "Morning Mist at Sanjo Ohashi"
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In this woodblock print by Kanpo, the Sanjo Ohashi bridge, which spans the Kamo river in Kyoto, is shown shrouded in mist on an overcast day. Minimal colors (soft blue and blacks) throughout the composition wonderfully captures the tranquility of rainy days. This scarce, late-edition, woodblock print by Kanpo is only one of a few landscape prints created by the artist.
Size: Oban (slightly larger at approx. 10.5" x 15.5“)
Publisher: Sato Shotaro (later edition)
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Modern Metal, Walnut
Yoshikawa Kanpo (1894-1979) was a Kyoto-based artist who is regarded as a pioneer of kabuki actor woodblock print portraits during the shin-hanga period. Kanpo created less than a dozen woodblock prints during his artistic career and made a living a painter and aficionado of kabuki plays.