Mainichi Shimbun Publisher - From a fine collection of mid-20th century Utamaro reprints published by Mainichi Shimbun. This small Tokyo publisher carved blocks and reprinted many of the great masterwork designs of the Edo era. Their work was exquisite with an emphasis on quality, not quantity. Note the exceptional detail, carefully shaded printing, fine mica backgrounds, embossing, and other deluxe techniques. Mainichi prints are perfect for the collector or for the highest quality reprint for display.
At Sea off Kazusa - A view of two ships sailing across an expansive sea. The billowing sails and change in color from a deep blue in the foreground to the green of the horizon creates a strong feeling of movement. A very thorough depiction of the ships, with fine color and detail.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 9 7/8" x 14 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight creasing at edge. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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