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!
Lotus Pond at Shinobazu in Ueno - Beautiful view of Shinobazu Pond in Ueno, the water covered with lotus blossoms and lily pads. A few workers in boats are busy gathering the plants, a young boy poling the craft in the foreground. A narrow walkway with an arched bridge in the middle leads to an island with a shrine and teahouses overlooking the pond. A few cranes take flight at right as yellow shaded clouds drift across the scene. A lovely design, not often seen in reprint.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.