Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Chrysanthemum and Butterfly Fan Print
Fine printing from the respected Tokyo publisher Oedo Mokuhansha - These classic designs were produced by the well known Tokyo publisher Oedo Mokuhansha amidst a resurgence of interest in ukiyo-e. Like many of these traditional businesses, the woodblock print craft was passed down through generations, and the Oedo Mokuhansha company was formed by descendents of an Edo era publisher. These are nice prints of the highest quality standards and an excellent choice if you are looking for fine old woodblock reprints.
Comments - Beautiful Hiroshige fan print depicting two butterflies and blossoming chrysanthemums. The poem on the fan translates as, "The evening is lively with visiting guests who get drunk on sake watching the cherry blossoms as dusk approaches." An excellent design with subdued color and fine detail, not often seen in reprint.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 10 3/8" x 15 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.