Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today. Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!
First Cuckoo of the New Year at Tsukudajima - Wonderful design of evening falling at Tsukuda Island. The first cuckoo of the New Year flies across the darkening sky past a slender crescent moon, considered an omen of good luck. The tall masts in the foreground add a nice sense of dimension to the scene. Lovely color and shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 7 7/8" x 12 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.