Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Cherry Trees at Dawn at New Yoshiwara
Series; Famous Places in the Eastern Capital
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.
Cherry Trees at Dawn at New Yoshiwara - A wonderful Yoshiwara scene with the spring cherry blossoms blooming in the famed Yoshiwara district. A favorite Hiroshige a location for Edo print designs and a wonderful Hiroshige Yoshiwara depiction. Great choice for the collector.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Image Size - 7 7/8" x 12 1/8" + margins as shown Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.