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Japanese Color Woodblock Print (1897) - $375 (Wheaton)


condition: excellent

This is an antique original Japanese color woodblock print.

Carefully framed for preservation and ready to hang. 26" x 21.5" frame to frame.

A copy of this woodblock print has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art:

Hand-printed on traditional Japanese washi paper (mulberry tree paper).
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japan, 1847-1915).
Title: Tsukuba Mountain Seen from Sakura River at Hitachi (#20 from the Series).
Series: Views of Famous Sights of Japan.
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi.
Published: 1897, March.
Image: 13.5" x 8.5".
Sheet: 14" x 9.5".
Format: Vertical oban.
Signed with red rectangular artist's seal on lower right.

About this print:
Number 20 of 28 prints from the series - Views of the Famous Sights of Japan - issued by the publisher Matsuki Heikichi in 1896 and 1897. The artist, Kiyochika, gives us a view of the double peaks of Tsukuba Mountain on a windswept day. The figures are leaning into the wind as they attend to their tasks and the tree attests to the force of the wind.

Tsukuba Mountain:
Tsukuba Mountain is a 2,877 ft mountain located near Tsukuba, Japan. It is one of the most famous mountains in Japan, particularly well known for its double peaks, Nyotaisan (2,877 ft) and Nantaisan (2,858 ft).

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