Bitchu Province, Gokei

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Bitchu Province, Gokei by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Bitchu Province, Gokei

Series; Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces
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Bitchu Province, Gokei - Dramatic depiction of the Gokei Valley in Bitchu Province, the Makidani River rushing through the wild rock formations on either side. At lower right, a tiny figure pauses to admire the view, dwarfed by the mountains and wide river. A striking design, nicely colored and shaded.

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 - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Paper remnant on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. A couple holes, repaired. A few spots. Please see photos for details.

Bitchu Province, Gokei by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Bitchu Province, Gokei by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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