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 - A classic Harunobu print depicting a young boy selling miniature bows called "hama yumi" on New Year's Day. These small versions of bows were thought to bring good luck and protect against evil forces. The figure beside him is a wakashu or young adolescent boy, who appears very feminine in dress and manner. An attractive design with the stone wall providing a handsome backdrop for the beautifully drawn characters.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - 11 1/4" x 8 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details.