Unknown Ukiyo-e artist, possibly Utagawa Hiroshige. A very intriguing Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Oban print with a rare flotilla scene by who we believe to be Utagawa Hiroshige, considered the last great master of the Ukiyo-e tradition. We are not completely sure of this however as the work seems to be without a signature and all the text is in very old Japanese characters which we have not been able to translate. The scene features a number of traditional Japanese water taxis and boats on a river transporting both passengers and goods.
Published by Tsuta-Kichi this is a genuine original 19. In very good overall condition.
Clean with only light wear commensurate with age and adding to authenticity. The print has been expertly preserved, colours are all clear and vivid.To the middle of the print there is what seems to be a medium sized stain, please check item photos. No creases or folds to the paper whatsoever. The top right corner has some loss and there are four small pinholes to the bottom portion of the print edge. The top margin has been glued to backing paper, this can be easily detached however we recommend leaving the print with the paper for added protection.
Please take our condition report as a guide and refer to the photos for your own judgement. 23.5cm (9.5) x 35.5cm (14). Including the backing paper: 31cm (12) x 40.5cm (16). We offer a very competitive, professional mounting and framing service on all works of art listed for sale. This would make a great Christmas present for any Japanese art fan.Please leave us a message to receive more information on the service and a quote. Class and for international deliveries we use UPS Air service. All three offer a safe and very efficient service which we have found no other courier can beat. Alternatively the item is available to collect by appointment from North London, Barnet (Junction 2 of the M1) NW4. Imposed by the buyers country. Items cannot be sent until all funds have been cleared. We reserve the right to relist the item and open an unpaid item case. We make every effort to list and describe our items condition honestly and as accurately as possible. Due to the nature of antiques, buyers should not expect a brand new product. Antiques are old and will often have faults, scratches repairs etc.
The item "Boats on River Meiji Period Rare Genuine Japanese Ukiyo-e Oban Woodblock Print" is in sale since Sunday, January 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Prints".The seller is "excelartandantiques" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.