by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Comments - Lovely design of a long-tailed bird perched on a branch of a blossoming plum tree. The brand is covered with white flowers and buds, and the sky is delicately shaded in rose. A beautiful example of Hiroshige's kacho-e, birds and flowers prints. A fine choice for display.
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 - 15" x 6 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Tiny spot, a couple small creases at edge. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.