Comments - Lovely nature study of lilies, the large blossoms delicately tinted in shades of pale orange flecked with red. A striking composition that would make an attractive framed display. A beautiful subject rarely seen in reprint. Fine example of Hokusai's kacho-e, birds and flowers prints.
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 15 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple small spots. Please see photos for details. Excellent condition.