Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Togetsu Bridge at Arashiyama in Yamashiro Province
Series; Famous Bridges in Japan
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.
Togetsu Bridge at Arashiyama in Yamashiro Province - A beautiful scene from the western outskirts of Kyoto. This lovely rural view shows the Oi River with a low wooden bridge crossing into the hilly environs of Kyoto. A wonderful springtime scene with the pink blossoming cherry trees in the distance. An excellent choice to collect or display.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Image Size - 14 7/8" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown Condition - Excellent with no issues to report.