Kuniyoshi: Snowy Landscape, Asakusa
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Snowy Landscape, Asakusa
A view of Kinryuzan Temple in Asakusa in the snow. Asakusa Kinryuzan Benenyama setchu no zu. The simplification of elements somehow feels Hasui-like. Note how the snowflakes against the sky fall in clusters and are mostly rounded, while the white patches in the water are triangular and regularly spaced, perhaps to indicate patches of ice. Rare. There is an edition that lacks the snow/ice in the water.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Very minor creasing. Mica in the black in the sky.
Publisher: Maruya Seijiro
Literature: See BM, MFA. Shown in “Heroes & Ghosts” (Schaap), #223.
Seal: Fukushima and Muramatsu
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga