Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Wild Geese against the Full Moon
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 - Lovely design featuring three geese in flight against a luminous full moon with clouds below. Beautiful shading effects in the night sky. A great choice for display. The verse reads:
Will it come again -- another night like this one? Wild geese and the moon.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Image Size - 15" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple small marks. Please see photos for details.