Japanese Woodblock Shinhanga Print Hiromitsu Taisho
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1910: item # 1088636
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|A Japanese Woodblock Print by Nakazawa Hiromitsu. Taisho Period 1912-26 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 ins. (32.7 x 24.7 cms) This design is part of a deluxe series of 50 prints published by Bunendo in 1922 and entitled Nihon Taikan (Great Views of Japan) All the blocks and unsold prints were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. This design shows a passenger in a boat on Lake Biwa being ferried by a rather villainous looking boatman! The print is in fine condition, the only minor defects are 3 small strengthening patches on the reverse of the top margin, clearly the print had been attached by a collector to some sort of backing with 3 dabs of paste and careless removal had removed a small part of the paper surface.|