Kai Otsuki-no-Hara

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Kai Otsuki-no-Hara by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Kai Otsuki-no-Hara

Untitled series of views of Mt. Fuji
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Hiroshige's Views of Mt. Fuji - Beautiful design from an untitled illustrated book of twenty views of Mt. Fuji by Hiroshige that was published in 1858. In the original preface to the series, Hiroshige stated that he wanted to eliminate unnecessary details so that the focus would be on the sacred mountain itself, rather than the people, customs, or plants and wildlife in the scene. Never originally released as single prints, this handsome reprint series provides these lovely designs in full oban format. Soft colors and sweeping views characterize these attractive images, rarely seen in reprint.

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 - 9 3/4" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. A couple small spots in margin and light creases.

Kai Otsuki-no-Hara by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Kai Otsuki-no-Hara by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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