Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Clear Morning after Snow at Nihonbashi Bridge
Series; Famous Places in Edo
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!
Clear Morning after Snow at Nihonbashi Bridge - Beautiful early morning view of the Nihonbashi Bridge in Edo after a snowfall. Travelers, workers, and pedestrians crowd the bridge, with vendors carrying goods hanging from yokes over their shoulders. A few boats can be seen on the blue water below, and Mt. Fuji rises in the distance. At upper right, Edo castle towers above the trees, and a rosy glow spreads along the horizon as the sun rises. A wonderful composition with nice bokashi shading.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 5/8" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.