Listening to Insects at Dokan Hill

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Listening to Insects at Dokan Hill by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Listening to Insects at Dokan Hill

Series; Famous Places in the Eastern Capital

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!

Listening to Insects at Dokan Hill - Wonderful scene of picnickers listening to insects and enjoying the evening breeze from Dokan Hill under tall pine trees. Two beauties and a young girl climb the curving pathway up the hill, the girl carrying a small insect cage. A large full moon rises above the village in the distance, with misty clouds drifting before it. Beautifully detailed. Seldom seen in reprint.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Listening to Insects at Dokan Hill by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Listening to Insects at Dokan Hill by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)