by Kunitora (active circa 1810s - 1840s)
Comments - Handsome winter view of the embankment along the Sumida River with Umewakamiya Shrine at lower left. The landscape is blanketed with snow as travelers in straw raincoats and hats make their way along the road. Stylized pink clouds streak across the sky, a charming contrast to the deep blue of the water. A wonderful perspective image, finely detailed. Seldom 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 - Kunitora (active circa 1810s - 1840s)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.