Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Crescent Moon Behind Monkey Bridge
Series; Twenty-eight Moonlight Views
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.
Crescent Moon Behind Monkey Bridge - A fantastic Hiroshige pillar print and classic design showing a new moon rising above a deep ravine. The precarious, narrow Monkey Bridge stretches between high cliffs, with a waterfall cascading down the right side. Nicely detailed with soft shading in the mountains and evening sky. A rare subject to find as a reprint.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 15" x 6 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Minor staining in margin. Please see photos for details.