Koryusai (1735 - 1790) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Geese and Rice Fields
- 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.
Comments - Attractive nature scene of geese landing in a rice field. A pathway divides the paddies, and autumn flowers and reeds frame the view at lower right with pink clouds drifting across the sky. A handsome design with embossed lines on the water at left.
Artist - Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Image Size - 10 3/4" x 8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.