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Winter: Snow on the Sumida River by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Item Number: 967389

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Item Type: Fixed Price Item
Item Category: Fine Woodblock Reprints
Item Number: 967389
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Winter: Snow on the Sumida River  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Winter: Snow on the Sumida River
Series; Famous Views of Edo in the Four Seasons

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.

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.

Winter: Snow on the Sumida River - Lovely 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. A fine Takamizawa reprint with publisher's seal on reverse.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 5" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Winter: Snow on the Sumida River  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Winter: Snow on the Sumida River  by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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