Woodblock Covers for Novels - Interesting design from a group of Meiji era woodblock covers for short novels or stories, most likely issued as supplements to a newspaper. These tales were sometimes published in multiple parts. Each features a small scene from a story along with a vertical text panel in black and white. The vivid red background is patterned with blossoming cherry branches with pink and white flowers and green leaves, creating a striking decorative effect. A great popular culture item that would make a nice addition to a Meiji era collection.
Artist - Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
Image Size - 8 5/8" x 5 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Stitching holes at one side, some prints have a few holes, repaired. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Generally in good condition overall.
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