Arai Yoshimune – Evening Glow at Night
Two fishing vessels set sail at sunset, the warm reflection of the lantern light in the hull playing upon softly shaded sky and water.
An elaboration on his print "Kaminato Bay" done as a chuban within Hasegawa's Night Scenes, this print is a sunset version done as a larger landscape.
The Woodblock Print
This woodblock print is in flawless condition. No flaws, rich color, no fading, no residue, full margins. Original indexing sticker with product number still attached on the verso, two "Made in Japan" stamps in the bottom corners.
Utagawa Yoshimune II (1863-1941) was the eleventh and youngest son of Utagawa Yoshimune I (1817-1880) and spent his childhood residence in the Kinroku-chō area of Tokyo. At a young age he studied with the famous ukiyo-e artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) and he assumed the name Toshiyuki at age thirteen. After his father’s death he was adopted by the Arai family. He succeeded his father in 1882 to become Yoshimune II and occasionally used his father’s art name Isshōsai, along with the adopted name Arai Yoshimune. Worked as illustrator and print designer. Also known as Arai Toshiyuki.