Series; The Thirty-six Views of Fuji
Fuji Seen from the Senju Pleasure Quarters - A scene of samurai marching in procession, carrying their guns wrapped in brown cloth. The snow-covered Fuji in the background and the earthy colors dominating the print suggest a late autumn scene. A nice print with a strong composition and perspective.
Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 9 5/8" x 14 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Nice condition overall.