by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Oedo Mokuhansha - These classic designs were produced by the well known Tokyo publisher Oedo Mokuhansha amidst a resurgence of interest in ukiyo-e in the early 1950s. Like many of these traditional businesses, the woodblock print craft was passed down through generations, and the Oedo Mokuhansha company was formed by descendents of an Edo era publisher. These are nice prints of the highest quality standards and an excellent choice if you are looking for fine old woodblock reprints.
Comments - A wonderful Hiroshige birds and flowers print depicting a rooster with summer blossoming morning glories and an umbrella outside to dry. Nice Hiroshige pillar print, this unusual format making an eye-catching display. A great choice for a display with soft shading in the background.
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 - 14 5/8" x 6 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple spots in margins. Please see photos for details. Good overall.