Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin or on reverse.
Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images.
View of the Sumida River from Azuma Bridge - Fantastic view of the Sumida River as seen from underneath the Azuma Bridge, the impressive wooden pillars forming a strong vertical on the left. The waves are decoratively rendered in undulating curves, contrasting with the more natural shading of the tall riverbanks on the right, which gives a real sense of depth and perspective. An intriguing image combining traditional Japanese design traditions with more Western techniques.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 13 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.