by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Comments - Handsome nature print of goldfish and medaka or Japanese rice fish, the water shaded to a darker blue at the top. Nicely composed with the bodies of the fish leading the eye down the page in a gently curving line. The first time we've offered this attractive Kuniyoshi design 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 - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 4 3/4"
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Please see photos for details. Good overall.