Lobster and Pine Sprout

by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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Lobster and Pine Sprout by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Lobster and Pine Sprout

Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi woodblocks were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. This print is sealed with the Adachi seal in ink.

Comments - Beautiful still life of a lobster and a pine sprig, drawn with incredible detail and fine line work, and soft bokashi shading in the background. The lobster symbolizes both youth with its energetic jumps, and long life through its bent waist, while the pine branch with its root is a sign of enduring youth through its evergreen state. Includes embossing in some of the flower petals at right. An intriguing large format design, rarely seen.

Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Image Size - 7 5/8" x 21 5/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Vertical fold. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Lobster and Pine Sprout by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Lobster and Pine Sprout by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)