Landscape to City: A Collection of 20th Century Japanese Prints
Online Auction: 11–18 November 2022 • 2:00 PM GMT • London

Landscape to City: A Collection of 20th Century Japanese Prints 11–18 November 2022 • 2:00 PM GMT • London

S otheby's presents Landscape to City: A Collection of 20th Century Japanese Prints. The sale features a rare group of pre-earthquake prints by Kawase Hasui, illustrating some of the artist’s earliest work with his publisher Watanabe Shozaburo. A rare woodblock-printed colour block process set for the print Lugano by Yoshida Hiroshi is offered alongside some of his large format works, such as the Kumoi Cherry Trees and Hodakayama after Rain. Works by Sosaku hanga artists include a complete set of Onchi Koshiro’s Beauties of the Four Seasons. From landscape to city and figural to abstract, the sale encompasses Japanese prints across the twentieth century.

Auction Highlights

Shin-hanga: the 'Revival Print'

Sosaku hanga: the 'Creative Print'

Cities, Moga and Modernity

Souvernirs of Travel, or Landscapes of Old and New Japan

A Rare Group of Pre-earthquake Prints by Hasui

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