by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Series; Eight Views of Kanazawa
Goyo Studio Reprints - Hashiguchi Goyo is the undisputed master of the 20th century shin-hanga movement. A secondary part of his career was reprinting beautiful old ukiyo-e designs from the golden age of the Japanese woodblock print. In 1920, much of Goyo’s artistic work was devoted to creating these incredible woodblock reprints of classic ukiyo-e prints. Each image was painstakingly copied from an original and stamped with the Goyo circular seal. Line by line, color by color, the prints were recreated in Goyo’s studio to perfectly emulate these masterworks of ukiyo-e. Goyo took pride in this work and the release of his reprints was met with great acclaim.
Today, original Goyo reprints are highly sought after by collectors and rare to find. This is an exceptional opportunity!
Eight Views of Kanazawa - In his "Eight Views of Kanazawa," Hiroshige introduces a variation on the traditional theme of "Eight Views of Omi" by shifting the locations to the town of Kanazawa. During the Edo era, Kanazawa grew to become an important city as the seat of the powerful Maeda clan. These attractive landscapes are rarely seen in reprint, and provide an interesting comparison with Hiroshige's "Eight Views of Omi" series. Beautifully colored and printed, with fine bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 6 3/4" x 10 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Very slight paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. Please see photos for details. Good overall.