Japanese Woodblock Print Hiroshige Tokaido Fifty-three Stations Takamizawa Printmaker (34) 1960s
This is a very beautiful and romantic Japanese woodblock print from the famous series of “Tokaido Fifty-three Stations” from the famous Edo artist Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858) published by the well-known Takamizawa printmaker made in Showa Era (1925-1978). This woodblock print is a classical representation of Hiroshige’s mastery of romantic scenery of Japan in Edo Era. This woodblock print is from my family seven-decade collection of Japanese woodblock prints and Asian Art. Print Size is 16 x 10 3/4 inches. The artist’s signature, publisher’s chop mark, the title of this series “Tokaido Fifty-three Stations” and the name of the station of this print and title of the print are in of the images of print while there is a publisher’s censor seal in the lower left border. In addition, one publisher Takamizawa chop mark, one publisher name’s seal, carver and printer’s chop marks are in the back of the print. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers on this original Japanese Washi paper. This woodblock print is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and strong ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the original Japanese Mulberry paper. There is some light foxing in the sky, this woodblock print is in average condition. It is hard to find a Hiroshige’s work published by the print maker Takamizawa in the public nowadays and it is definitely an incredible piece for collecting. Any credit card, visa, master card, bank and post office money order, cashier check and personal check are accepted. Personal checks will take about ten days to clear. Texas residents need to pay 8.25% tax. Shipping is $16 dollars anywhere in US via USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking. International shipping charges are US$25 through airmail WITHOUT insurance, buyers will have to assume all the risks during the mailing. We do combined shipping. If more than one item is purchased at the same time, the highest shipping cost will be charged.