Original Tokuriki (1902 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
Castle in Snow Woodblock Print and Double-sided Printing Block Set
From the Uchida Publisher Archives - We were fortunate to purchase a wonderful collection of 20th century prints directly from the archives of the Uchida Art Company of Kyoto. The classic 20th century prints offered in our auction from this collection are all first edition prints of various designs released by the Uchida company in the mid-20th century. These first edition prints are unusual to come by in a nice group as they were generally sold off as they were produced. This excellent collection was held back and recently sold from the Uchida archives. These prints are a nice opportunity to collect a lovely 20th century print, or perfect as reasonably priced gifts. Don't miss out on these prints, once they sell out, we won't have them again!
Comments - Fantastic Tokuriki set comprised of a beautiful winter landscape print of a castle in snow, along with a double-sided wood printing block. The print is a lovely design of the walls of a castle rising high above a lone figure strolling through a falling snow, beautifully detailed with soft shading and shimmering mica. The print is in shikishiban format, mounted to board for display. The cherry wood block features the key block (black) design on one side, and a color block on the reverse for the sky with snowflakes carved out. An incredible and rare opportunity to purchase an original block used for printing, along with the finished print. A great set clearly illustrating the technical complexities of the Japanese woodblock printing process. A terrific choice for a serious collector. Please note: Due to the weight of the block, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact Fuji Arts for details.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - Print: 10 3/4" x 9 1/2"; Block: 13 3/8" x 12 1/4" x 3/4"
Condition - Print: With excellent color and detail as shown. Slight darkening near edges, board slightly curved. Very nice overall. Block: Small folded piece of paper glued to key block side. Please see photos for details.