Series; The Thirty-six Views of Fuji
Lower Meguro - Beautiful Hokusai image of a quaint, thatch-roofed farming village, the hills surrounding terraced for cultivation. In a dip between hills, Fuji can be seen in the distance. In the foreground, two falconers stop to question a local farmer. Rich color and excellent detail.
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 - 10" x 14 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.