A colour woodblock print by Utagawa Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), after, Japan, 20th century.
Waterfall Seen from Behind at Nikkô (Nikkô urami taki), From an untitled series. Sheet size 25 x 37 cm.
Wear. Stains. Damage to the paper.
From the Collection of Axel Sjöberg (1866-1950). Thence by descent. Axel Sjöberg is a well-known Swedish painter, who is famous for his representations of the archipelago around Stockholm. He grew up at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. In 1880 he was employed by Generalstabens litografiska anstalt where he also came to work with prints and photography. He illustrated several books. In 1909 there was a large exhibition with him at Liljevalchs konsthall but the real breakthrough for him was from his exhibitions in Copenhagen 1917 and at Liljevalchs in 1918
Compare with a similar impression in the collections of Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, with the accession number: 49.1251.
Art historian Basil William Robinson (1912-2005) dates the series to around the year 1840. However Gary Levine and William E. Harkins argues that this series of impressions is from an album of eight landscapes, published by Wakita in Osaka in the early twentieth century, after original designs by Kuniyoshi.
Levine and Harkins, "A Posthumously Published Print Album by Kuniyoshi," Impressions 11 (summer 1985); ett annat träsnitt från sviten: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 46