Kawakami, Sumio (1895 - 1972)
Nantai yama sekkei - Mt. Nantai snowscape
Paper size: 33 x 25 cm. Published in February 1940; from the series: Shin Nihon hyakkei - One hundred views of new Japan, self-published by members of the Nihon Hanga Ky˘kai in an edition of approximately 50 copies between 1938-1941. See Helen Merritt's Guide to modern woodblock prints, pp. 271-2 for a discussion of the series..
Illustrated in Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century, The Carnegie Museum of Art, 2009, p. 70.
Fine impression and condition. This print has a stamped number 24 and is still in its original folder as described by Merritt.
In Japan Kawakami Sumio is held in much higher regard than in the West.
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