Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Zojo Temple at Shiba in Snow
Series; Famous Places in the Eastern Capital
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!
Zojo Temple at Shiba in Snow - Quiet scene of a few visitors making their way across the grounds of Zojoji or Zojo, Temple at Shiba, some carrying snow-covered umbrellas or wearing hats. The tall snow-covered pines form a row across the landscape, with the red temples buildings nestled under the trees at left. Snowflakes fall silently over the dark sky, adding to the peaceful atmosphere. A lovely winter design with fine bokashi shading in the sky and ground.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.