Masanobu (circa 1686 - 1764) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Sparrows in Winter
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 - Charming image of a pair of sparrows huddled atop a thatched roof structure on a winter day. A third bird perches on a stalk of snow-covered bamboo above. A handsome design, with bold calligraphic line work nicely contrasting with the soft shading.
Artist - Masanobu (circa 1686 - 1764) Image Size - 12 5/8" x 6 1/4" Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.