Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Cherry Blossoms and Pheasant
This Print from the Venerable Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi prints were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. The Adachi group also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. These Adachi prints are sealed with a decorative, raised seal reading "Adachi" in roman characters indicating the print meets Adachi’s high quality standards.
Comments - Lovely design of a pheasant under a flowering cherry tree covered with delicately embossed white blossoms. The poem roughly translates as: "A day of cloudy weather frequent in the cherry blossom tide. As if urged by the distant cry of the pheasant, spring rain begins to fall again quietly." Nicely drawn with fine detail in the feathers, soft color, and handsome calligraphic line work in the tree trunk.
Artist - Hyakki (active mid-18th century)
Image Size - 10 3/4" x 7 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.