Size: high 24.5, wide 17.8
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, studied with Utagawa Yoshiume. Designed prints of actors and landscapes, and from 1868 to 1875 of ‘civilization and enlightenment.’
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.