by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Series; Famous Views of Edo in the Four Seasons
Autumn Moon at Emonzaka in the New Yoshiwara - Beautiful Hiroshige landscape of a flock of birds silhouetted against a full moon as the evening sky begins to darken. Porters carry a palanquin up Emon slope below, with the rooftops of the New Yoshiwara district spreading out into the distance. A lovely composition enhanced by soft bokashi shading.
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 3/4" x 5"
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Please see photos for details. Good overall.