Original Tawaraya Sotatsu (1570 - 1643) Japanese Woodblock Print
Thunder God Raijin
Rinpa and Kano School Masterworks - Handsome print from a limited edition series published by Tanseisha of fifteen masterworks from the historic Rinpa and Kano schools of painting. These beautiful large format woodblocks faithfully capture the elegance of the original paintings. Subjects include classic landscapes and scholars rendered with fluid brushwork and minimal color, along with designs of birds, blossoms, and deities featuring simplified compositions and decorative patterning. Many include deluxe publishing techniuqes such as shimmering mica backgrounds simulating gold leaf. The edition size varies by subject, from 50 to 120 prints per design (see edition size below). These fantastic designs are wonderful examples from the most influential school of painting in Japanese history. A great choice for display.
Special detail - Shimmering gold mica background simulating squares of gold leaf.
Artist - Tawaraya Sotatsu (1570 - 1643)
Image Size - 15" x 17 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Some prints have paper remnants or slight thinning on reverse at top corners from original publisher mounting. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Excellent overall.