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Original 20th-century Japanese Woodblock Recut Prints
of famous prints by Hiroshige and other great masters of Ukiyo-e

In the mid-20th-century, as interest in Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, several fine Japanese woodblock publishers embarked upon a project to produce reprints
by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor.
The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer these beautiful original woodblock recut prints.

Please click on the thumbnail images below for an enlarged view of the print.
The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual original woodblock print. Is meant to deter image theft.


Original Japanese Woodblock prints 20th-century recuts
REF #40
HIROSHIGE
Toto sukiyabashi, Sukiya Bridge in the eastern capital.

Print shows travelers and porters crossing the Sukiya Bridge, the waterfront with snow covered boats and buildings, and a view of Mount Fuji in the background.

From the series 36 Views of Mount Fuji.
Woodblock sheet size: approximately 9 3/4 x 14 3/8 inches
$85
Original Japanese Woodblock prints 20th-century recuts
REF #41
HIROSHIGE
The Yodo River (Yodogawa)

from the series Famous Views of Kyoto (Kyôto meisho no uchi)
Woodblock sheet size: approximately 14 3/8  x 9 3/4 inches
$75
Original Japanese Woodblock prints 20th-century recuts
REF #41
HIROSHIGE
Evening Snow at Uchikawa

Handsome winter landscape of peasants walking through the snow, a trail of footprints following them. The village below lies covered in snow along the banks of the calm water, with mountains rising in the distance
Woodblock sheet size: approximately 14 3/8  x 9 3/4 inches
$85
Original Japanese Woodblock prints 20th-century recuts
REF #43
HIROSHIGE

Morning View at Nihon Bridge

This scene occurs around 4 a.m. when the wooden gates of the district were open for early morning traffic. A fantastic first print from the Tokaido series as the daimyo party sets out for the long journey to Kyoto. A great choice for the collector or for display. Beautiful, famous Hiroshige print.

Woodblock sheet size: approximately 14 3/8  x 9 3/4 inches
$75
Original Japanese Woodblock prints 20th-century recuts
REF #44
KUNIYOSHI

[unidentified village scene, woman in kimono with parasol, man pulling cart]

Woodblock sheet size: approximately 14 3/8  x 9 3/4 inches
$65
Original Japanese Woodblock prints 20th-century recuts
REF #45
HOKUSAI

At Sea off Kazusa

Series; Thirty-six Views of Fuji

Hokusai and the Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji - In Japan, Mt. Fuji is a sacred place and a symbol of the country itself. Rising majestically near the center of Japan, Fuji dominates the landscape and the Japanese national identity. At the age of sixty-nine, the great Hokusai began what would become the most famous landscape print series of ukiyo-e, his incredible Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.

Originally intended to comprise thirty-six prints, the publisher added an additional ten images, bringing the series total to forty-six woodblocks. Originally published around 1830, Hokusai's bold compositions capture the strength, beauty, and symbolism of Mt. Fuji in rain and snow, at sunrise and dusk, and from a variety of vantage points. The series includes some of Hokusai's greatest masterpieces. These fantastic images portray the strength and majesty of nature, leading the viewer to contemplate man's place in relation to the natural world. A truly magnificent series, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji justly remains Hokusai's most famous and highly regarded work.

Woodblock sheet size: approximately 15 5/8  x 10 3/4 inches
$75
The works below are not woodblock recut prints like those above. Please see descriptions.
Original painting of bamboo on sild
REF #47

[Unknown artist]

[Bamboo]

original painting on silk

This original painting on silk, by an unknown artist and unknown date, measures about 12 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches.
It was adhered to the paper mat, which has caused rippling and discoloration over time.
Sold "As is."
$25
obi sash? woodcut
REF #47

[Unknown artist]

[Obi sash?]

original woodblock print of unknown age

This original woodcut, by an unknown artist and unknown date, is on a sheet that measures about 10 x 7 1/2 inches.
It was adhered to acidic paper backing that measures about 12 7/8 x 9 38 inches, which has caused discoloration over time. Sold "As is."
$25
         

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