Mountains and Rivers of Kiso

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Mountains and Rivers of Kiso by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Mountains and Rivers of Kiso

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!

Comments - This is a fantastic Japanese woodblock triptych by Hiroshige, depicting a mountainous setting in Kiso, during the winter. This is a wonderful monochromatic print with the rolling hills covered in white snow and the rich blue river/ sky scenery contrasting the snowy landscape. A few villagers are charging through the snow on foot, seen on the pathways. A beautiful Japanese woodblock print that will make an impressive display in any room, stunning in this large format.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 15" x 31" + margins as shown

Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Three panels, not attached. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.

Mountains and Rivers of Kiso by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Mountains and Rivers of Kiso by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)