Teppozu - Wonderful view of men fishing at Teppozu in Edo. They sit on rocks above the undulating waves, a small net hanging from the waist of one fisherman as he waits patiently. His companion has just caught a fish, flinging his pole upwards to retrieve it. A beauty hidden by an umbrella drifts past in a boat, and ships can be seen anchored in the harbor in the distance as the sun begins to set, spreading a rosy glow along the horizon. A handsome scene from everyday life, beautifully colored and shaded.
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 - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 9 1/4" x 14" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.