Demon in the Rain - Amusing comic print depicting a demon walking through the rain, pausing to look up at something hanging beneath a small roof atop a pole at right. He carries a tattered umbrella and a jar tied to a cord, and wears tiger skin leggings and arm protectors beneath his black robe and white mantle. Nicely detailed with soft shading on the night 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 - 12 3/8" x 7 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Paper remnant on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. A few small tears and slight thinning at edges, a couple holes, repaired. A few creases. Please see photos for details.
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