Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Lobster and Pine Sprout
Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin or on reverse.
Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images.
Comments - Beautiful still life of a lobster and a pine sprig, drawn with incredible detail and fine line work, and soft bokashi shading in the background. The lobster symbolizes both youth with its energetic jumps, and long life through its bent waist, while the pine branch with its root is a sign of enduring youth through its evergreen state. Includes embossing in some of the flower petals at right. An intriguing large format design, rarely seen.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 7 5/8" x 21 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Vertical fold. Please see photos for details. Good overall.