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Ferry Boats on the Fujikawa River, Suruga Province Series: Honcho Meisho (Famous Views of Japan)

Warner acquired these three prints from Yamanaka & Company in New York, one of the most prominent dealers of Asian art in the early 1900s. They were purchased as part of a group of 320 prints that include portraits of famous actors, scenes of everyday life, and landscapes.

Warner justified his large purchase in a letter to trustee J. C. Nichols: "...they are used from the very beginning in the study of art as a whole - to illustrate the principles of pure design - color - and composition. To have a large and varied collection of them from which changing exhibitions may be shown is my ambition for the department." In appreciation for Warner's sizable purchase, Yamanaka donated an additional for...

c. 1832
Oban yoko-e
9.2 x 14.6in
Image and text: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2023

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