Original Gyokuen (active circa 1851 - 1875) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kuze Bridge, Muku Shrine
Series; One Hundred Famous Metropolitan Views, 1860
One Hundred Famous Metropolitan Views - Published in 1860, "One Hundred Famous Metropolitan Views" features scenes in and around Kyoto by a variety of artists. The series is not well documented, but works by Yoshitoyo and Umekawa Tokyo are known. These charming designs include scenes throughout the year, from blossoming cherry trees in spring to colorful fall foliage in autumn. Many images depict temples and shrines. An interesting and unusual series, rarely seen.
Artist - Gyokuen (active circa 1851 - 1875)
Image Size - 9 1/8" x 6 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Paper remnants on reverse at sides from previous backing.. Stitching holes at one side, a couple small holes, repaired. Slight soiling at edges, a couple marks and creases. Please see photos for details.