Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Sumida River in Snow, Winter
Series; Famous Views of Edo in the Four Seasons
Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the prints were produced replicating original Edo era colors and printed on beautiful handmade paper. The printers worked with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color and line work. All prints bear the red or brown "Takamizawa" seal on the reverse attesting to the Takamizawa publication of these prints. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.
Sumida River in Snow, Winter - Wonderful Hiroshige winter scene, a heavy snow falling over the Sumida River in Edo. A lone boatman poling his craft through the dark blue water, snow falling all around him. Beautiful composition, wonderful use of the pillar print format - great for display or as an addition to a collection.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 16 1/4" x 5 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Slight creasing at top corners. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.