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Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock reprint
Series; Pictures of Fish
1930's from Robert O. Muller collection
A Rare Opportunity- Check out these offerings. This unique combination of high quality, old reprints and fantastic provenance will not be repeated. Collect old prints with the Muller provenance and delve into the exotic world of old Japan.
How were these prints done? These beautiful woodblock reprints were done exactly as the originals. An artist carved a wood block, one for each color, and hand printed each print one color at a time. These old reprints are sought after for their meticulous attention to detail and color, rivaling the originals. Unlike the brighter, souvenir prints seen on the market these fine reprints show the attention to detail and careful color choices intended to exactly replicate the old originals.
Detail of this Print Koi
Series; Pictures of Fish Comments- A terrific Hiroshige's fish subject from his "Pictures of Fish" series. The huge, prize Japanese Koi depicted against the rich, beautiful blue water. Hiroshige has included a short poem on this print reading, "how vigorous is the carp in the rapids, in the end of my climb the clouds to become a dragon". Fantastic, rare piece. Bid now!
Artist & Signature- Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Size- 15" x 10" + margins as shown
Provenance and our guarantee- Robert O. Muller collection, collected by Muller in Japan in the 1930's. Each print sold with certificate of authenticity from Fuji Arts (noting Muller collection provenance).
Condition- Excellent unless otherwise noted. Muller was known as a first rate conservator and took exquisite care when storing his prints. These woodblocks are clearly old prints showing the markers of paper that is 70 years old with the wonderful sense of an old print.