Year of the Boar

by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)

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Year of the Boar by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)

Koryusai (1735 - 1790) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Year of the Boar

Series; Fashionable Children for the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

This Print from the Venerable Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi prints were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. The Adachi group also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. These Adachi prints are sealed with a decorative, raised seal reading "Adachi" in roman characters indicating the print meets Adachi’s high quality standards.

Year of the Boar - Charming scene of young boys carrying an "ema" or votive plaque painted with a wild boar in this series depicting the twelve signs of the zodiac. Four children struggle to hold the sign upright as the tallest boy at upper left gestures with his finger, urging them to carry it ahead. A delightful image from this rarely seen series.

Artist - Koryusai (1735 - 1790)

Image Size - 10 1/4" x 7 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Year of the Boar by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Year of the Boar by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)