Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the prints were produced replicating original Edo era colors and printed on beautiful handmade paper. The printers worked with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color and line work. All prints bear the red or brown "Takamizawa" seal on the reverse attesting to the Takamizawa publication of these prints. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.
Comments - Attractive summer design of a young couple strolling through an iris garden. The young samurai bends down to tie his sandal as they pause beside a pond with a wooden walkway leading out over the water, irises blooming along the shore. A charming Harunobu scene with soft color.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - 10 1/4" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.