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!
View of Takanawa in Moonlight - Beautiful evening view of the waterfront at Takanawa. Porters carry passengers by palanquin past patrons relaxing at a tea stall. Three beauties enjoy the cool evening air from the verandah of a restaurant at right, the eaves hung with red paper lanterns. Ships are moored in the harbor for the night, a barely visible full moon rising above the horizon. A lovely Hiroshige landscape design. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.