Ushigafuchi at Kudan - Lovely early Hokusai design from his series of landscapes done in a Western style. An appealing image of a summer day, with travelers making their way up the steep slope of Kudan Hill. Beautiful soft color and excellent detail, including touches of embossing in the sky.
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 3/4" x 7 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent with no issues to report.