Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Night Rain, Clearing Weather of the Lattice
Series; Eight Views, Comparing Women and Scenery
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!
Night Rain, Clearing Weather of the Lattice - Unusual beauty design by Hiroshige of a young courtesan on a verandah handing a pipe down to her lover below. She wears a beautiful black kimono with a pattern of morning glories growing on a bamboo trellis. The circular inset shows beauties strolling in an evening rain. A finely detailed reprint with lovely color.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 15" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.