Catching Sweetfish in the Tama River under the Autumn Moon

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Catching Sweetfish in the Tama River under the Autumn Moon by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Catching Sweetfish in the Tama River under the Autumn Moon

Series; Snow, Moon, and Flowers at Famous Places

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!

Catching Sweetfish in the Tama River under the Autumn Moon - Lovely Hiroshige landscape of fisherman along the shore of the Tama River, pulling in nets and casting lines into the placid water for sweetfish or trout. The delicate branches of willow trees frame the scene, with a full moon shining overhead in the pale evening sky. A beautiful scene from this rare and unusual series, very difficult to find in reprint.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Catching Sweetfish in the Tama River under the Autumn Moon by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Catching Sweetfish in the Tama River under the Autumn Moon by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)