Sadahide (1807 - 1873) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Dragon and Tigers
Comments - This fantastic woodblock print triptych is without question Sadahide's masterwork design, depicting a dragon two tigers facing off in a fierce confrontation. According to Japanese legend, the dragon is an imaginary animal and is the strongest being in the skies. The tiger represents the strongest being on earth. The Japanese say "Whenever the dragon moves, clouds appear from nowhere. Whenever the tiger moves, wind will rise in the air." This incredible Sadahide design depicts the tiger and dragon locked in a never-ending battle that neither can win. A dramatic and powerful subject and one of the true Edo era woodblock print masterpieces. This fantastic design is almost impossible to come by in an original. Our wonderful woodblock reprint triptych is a great opportunity for a collector looking for a unique, dramatic piece for the wall. It comes from a limited edition published by Uchida, and is numbered 54/200 in pencil in the lower left corner of the left panel. A beautifully printed triptych in three panels and a large format subject that would make a stunning display.
Artist - Sadahide (1807 - 1873) Image Size - 15 1/2" x 30 3/4" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Excellent overall with no issues to report.