Moon on the Sumida River

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Moon on the Sumida River by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Moon on the Sumida River

Series; Famous Places in Edo

Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today.  Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!

Moon on the Sumida River - Quiet scene of the Sumida River on a summer night, with pleasure boats lining the shore. A flock of geese descends for the evening, flying past a full moon glowing in the darkening sky. At left, patrons enjoy the evening breeze from the verandah of a teahouse strung with red lanterns, while pedestrians cross the bridge at left. An attractive view with lovely shading in the water and sky, seldom seen in reprint.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Moon on the Sumida River by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Moon on the Sumida River by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)