Size: Height 24.5cm, width 17.8cm
From the series One Hundred Views of Osaka (Naniwa hyakkei) Edo period early 1860s (Bunkyû era) Publisher: Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa)
Object Literature: Nansuitei Yoshiyuki (南粋亭芳雪) born in Osaka, became a student of Kuniyoshi in the late 1840s.. Like his teacher, Yoshiyuki first designed actors, landscapes, warriors and beautiful women but soon turned towards humoristic and satirical pictures and, late in his artistic life, buddhist subjects.
Object History: Ex Lyon & Turnbull, previously from the collection of Arthur Halcrow Verstage. Arthur Halcrow Verstage (1875-1969) was an architect who spent much of his career in the public sector. He was a student at the Royal Academy School of Architecture in the 1900s and was elected as an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1902. By 1903 he was a student and assistant at the Central School of Arts and Crafts (later known as the Central School of Art and Design) in London where William Lethaby was principal and a great influence on him. He then oversaw the design of the new school in Southampton Row from 1905-8. From here he became an architect for London County Council and was involved with many London societies, and as a founding member of the Kelmscott Fellowship, a forerunner to The William Morris Society. His large and varied collection was a reflection of his wide interest in the arts. His archive was purchased by The William Morris Society in 2005.