Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the prints were produced replicating original Edo era colors and printed on beautiful handmade paper. The printers worked with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color and line work. All prints bear the red or brown "Takamizawa" seal on the reverse attesting to the Takamizawa publication of these prints. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.
Comments - Lovely design by Hiroshige featuring a pheasant perched on a rocky ledge, framed by colorful chrysanthemums. The feathers of the bird are beautifully embossed and detailed, and the background is softly shaded from light gray to green. A classic Hiroshige kacho-e (birds and flowers print) subject, perfect for display. The verse at top left reads:
Chrysanthemum scent --
every time a drop of dew
drips down from inside!
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 15" x 6 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent with no issues to report.