Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Fireworks at Ryogoku
Series; Famous Views of Edo
Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today. Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!
Fireworks at Ryogoku - Terrific scene of fireworks exploding in a dazzling display over the Ryogoku Bridge spanning the Sumida River. Large pleasure boats and smaller crafts fill the river and pedestrians crowd the bridge to enjoy the cool evening air and watch the show. A few clouds drift across the sky, with rooftops framing the view at lower right. An attractive composition and a charming view of this favorite summer pastime. Detailed with embossing in the fireworks. The first time we've seen this subject in reprint.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.