Comments - Lovely Hokusai kacho-e (birds and flowers) print featuring a bright yellow nightingale perched on a delicate branch of blossoming roses. A charming reprint, beautifully detailed, with soft shading in the background.
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 - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 12 1/4" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small tears at edges, repaired. Toning. Please see photos for details.