Depicts a beautiful silhouetted night scene on Ohashi Bridge, lantern-lit by the vendor and travelers on the bridge. In the distance there is the silhouette of a lone boat on the water, and a far off lantern-lit village skyline. Shoda Koho was a Japanese artist associated with the shin-hanga (New Prints) art movement in Japan during the early 20th century. This movement was influenced by European Impressionism and its imagery focused on landscapes, women, and nature. In the 1920s, the publisher Hasegawa commissioned a small group of artists to create woodblock prints for a series entitled Hasegawas Night Scenes, of which there were a total of 21 prints by 6 artists. Sudden Shower over Shin-hashi Bridge and Atake (hashi Atake no ydachi), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei) by Utagawa Hiroshige. This composition, entitled Ohashi Bridge at Atako, is one of the more classical compositions of the series, harkening back 70+ years to the works of Ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige. While the Shin-hanga movement was influenced by European Impressionism, it can be said that market forces played a part here. Hiroshiges work was well known and sought after in both the domestic market as well as the export market, so its possible that Hasegawa, in commissioning the pieces for the series, sought a balance of new and old styles. The print for sale here is in what can only be described as original condition. The print itself is an early edition, as exemplified by its thin margins (but not trimmed) and its inclusion in the pencil-signed mat. Solid bleed-through of the printing, and rich colors without any fading, foxing, or other discoloration. This is remarkable in that it is in the original mat which, in our experience, has often led to minor acid damage to the prints or fading where the mat covered part of the image. Vintage Night Scenes series. Skillful bokashi shading, highly detailed. 10 × 7 in. The item “SHODA KOHO Ohashi Bridge at Atako antique Japanese woodblock print” is in sale since Thursday, October 29, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “dkutcher” and is located in Easthampton, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Primary Material: Paper
- Age: 1900-1940
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print
- Type: Paintings, Scrolls & Prints
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original