Original Shin-hanga & Modern artist (unsigned) Japanese Woodblock Print
Narcissus and Rock
Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Comments - Interesting nature design of blossoming narcissi next to a rugged rock. The delicate line work of the flowers and leaves contrasts nicely against the gold calligraphic strokes of the rock. Printed on tan paper.
Artist - Shin-hanga & Modern artist (unsigned) Image Size - 12" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.