Sozan (fl. 1919 - 1926)

Pair of Carp

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1912
Size (H x W): 9.5 x 10 (inches)
Seals: Sozan
Condition: Good color and impression, light mat mark right edge, light creasing on top edge.


About the artist

Sozan Ito was print artist known for his Shin Hanga designs. Born in 1884, he completed kacho-e, or “bird-and-flower pictures,” and some bijin-ga, or “pictures of beautiful women,” for the famous Shin Hanga publisher Shozaburo Watanabe. This relationship continued from 1919 to 1926. Unfortunately, little is known about Sozan’s life and career outside this partnership.