Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauty Clapping Her Hands
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!
Beauty Clapping Her Hands - Interesting scene of a woman sitting on the end of a bed, clapping her hands as she looks over her shoulder with a slightly annoyed expression. A tobacco set in a black lacquer box, an ornate pipe, and a purse wrapped in tissues rest on the floor nearby. A circular inset above shows a woman opening a sliding shoji panel as snow falls outside, a large cloth bundle on the floor behind her. A handsome design, nicely detailed. We've never come across this subject in reprint before.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 15" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few tiny spots. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.