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Subject:Japanese art
Posted By: Don low Wed, May 15, 2019 IP: 47.140.156.39

Can someone help me identify this piece . It was passed on to me by my mother. A friend of hers visited Japan many urs ago and gave it as gift



Subject:Re: Japanese art
Posted By: Stan Wed, May 15, 2019

This appears to be a repro of a Hiroshige print titled "The Willow Tree at the Gate of the Shimabara Pleasure Quarter" (Shimabara Deguchi no Yanagi), from the series Famous Views of Kyoto (Ky├┤to meisho no uchi). Here is an original at the Boston MFA:

https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/the-willow-tree-at-the-gate-of-the-shimabara-pleasure-quarrter-shimabara-deguchi-no-yanagi-from-the-series-famous-views-of-kyoto-ky%C3%B4to-meisho-no-uchi-235822

Cheers,
Stan


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