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.
Comments - Wonderful view of two potters at work in a ceramic factory along the edge of the Imado River, a tributary of the Sumida River. One man carefully sculpts a clay lion figure while the other shapes roof tiles using a mold. A demon head sits at lower right. A terrific scene of daily life in old Edo, wonderfully detailed.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 9 7/8" x 14 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.