Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Snowy Morning in the Yoshiwara
Series; Famous Places in the Eastern Capital by Kikakudo/Sanoki
Famous Places in the Eastern Capital by Kikakudo/Sanoki - This interesting reprint series jointly published by Kikakudo and Sanoki features some of Hiroshige's most famous designs, collected under the title "Famous Places in the Eastern Capital." The subjects actually come from a variety of series, including both "Famous Places in the Eastern Capital" and "Famous Places in Edo." Each reprint includes the same series title cartouche at upper right, with the publisher's seal of either Kikakudo or Sanoki in the margin at lower right. Beautifully printed with vivid color and fine line work, these handsome reprints are a nice way to collect classic Hiroshige imagery.
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!
Snowy Morning in the Yoshiwara - Lovely early morning view of a quiet Yoshiwara street in winter, with porters carrying palanquins through the snow. A soft rosy glow spreads along the horizon as the sun rises, the sky shaded at deep blue at top. A serene landscape, nicely shaded.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 13 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.