Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Omi Province, Lake Biwa, Ishiyama Temple
Series; Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces
Fine printing from the respected Tokyo publisher Oedo Mokuhansha - These classic designs were produced by the well known Tokyo publisher Oedo Mokuhansha amidst a resurgence of interest in ukiyo-e. Like many of these traditional businesses, the woodblock print craft was passed down through generations, and the Oedo Mokuhansha company was formed by descendents of an Edo era publisher. These are nice prints of the highest quality standards and an excellent choice if you are looking for fine old woodblock reprints.
Omi Province, Lake Biwa, Ishiyama Temple - Wonderful view of Omi Province, where the Seta River flows into Lake Biwa. A village is clustered at the base of a steep mountainside, with boats docked along the shore for the evening. A full moon glows high above, with a flock of geese in silhouette flying past. Ishiyama Temple is actually perches on the left side of the rocky cliff, and is not shown in this picture. At upper left, Mt. Ibuki rises above drifting gray clouds. Beautiful color in this lovely night scene.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 14 7/8" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.