The Lotus Pond at Shinobu Hill - Attractive summer scene of the beautiful lotus pond at Shinobu Hill with visitors walking along the shore at left, the surface of the water dotted with lily pads. A narrow promontory leads to an island in the center housing the shrine. A handsome design rarely seen in reprint.
Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 7 7/8" x 12 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.