Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Heavy Snow Fan Print
Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin or on reverse.
Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images.
Comments - Terrific fan print of people walking during a winter storm, with snow falling heavily through the gray sky. At left, a fellow in a straw raincoat trudges through the deep snow, while a laborer at right carries wooden tubs from a yoke over his shoulders, his bare legs in the snow. The first time we've seen this rare design.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - Page size 9 1/4" x 12 7/8"
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.