Original 20th century Japanese Woodblock Print
A unique design, never offered elsewhere!
A Special Boston Collection - We are excited to share with you a special collection of Meiji era designs, original shin-hanga prints, and high quality reprints. During a recent trip to Boston, we purchased the remaining stock from a gallery specializing in Japanese woodblock prints. This Boston gallery opened in the mid 1920's and went out of business in 1933 during the Great Depression. The original owner's daughter had kept the prints safely stored for more than 75 years! These terrific works are in wonderful condition, looking almost as if they came straight from the publisher. A real treasure trove of pre-WWII prints, with original designs ranging from classic poem slips, serene landscapes, charming birds and flowers, and popular silhouette scenes, to reprints of masterworks by Hiroshige. A great opportunity to purchase an excellent early 20th century woodblock at a low Fuji Arts price!
Garden Statuary - Charming scene of an array of stone lanterns and statues arranged along the edges of a fenced garden. At right, a rooster perches atop a large ceremonial drum, while one of the lanterns is topped with a pagoda spire. Colorful red lanterns featuring the artist's rabbit seal (not read)are strung from crisscrossing lines overhead, forming a bold counterpart to the subdued tones of the stone below. Beautifully drawn with delicate line work and fantastic detail. An attractive design, one we have never seen offered elsewhere.
Artist - 20th century artist (not translated)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 6 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail, as shown. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.