Moon Light at Takanawa, 1856 - Lovely portrait of a beauty enjoying the cool evening air on a verandah overlooking the harbor at Takanawa. She leans against a wooden pillar with a dreamy as she looks out over the water. Ships are moored in the harbor for the night, the masts rising up against the softly shaded evening sky. An attractive design with fine bokashi shading in the water and sky.
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 1/8" x 9 1/4" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.