Item from the Mokuhankan Flea Market

(mistakenly taken number for FM000812)

Size: 40.5cm by 20.0cm (15.94 in by 7.87 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Ando Hiroshige

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 10,000$ 84.00£ 63.75€ 76.25 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This print is from a set of reproductions of 25 of Hiroshige's lesser-known prints, given the English title "Rare Publication: Selected Works by Hiroshige" by the publisher, O-Edo Mokuhansha. Please visit our Collection page where you can see our own preserved copy of this entire set.

A white dragon emerges from black clouds in this dramatic illustration. The illustration is in a Chinese style, with few colours used and areas carved to mimic brushstrokes. While the black flecks of ink scattered across the canvas appear to have been applied with a flick of a brush, comparison with other versions of the print shows that they have been carefully carved and woodblock-printed to resemble Hiroshige's illustration as closely as possible. The white area which makes up the dragon's face is one of the only sections not printed. The original ōtanzaku (large tanzaku print) was produced in the 1830s by Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudō).

This print has slight baren-suji (striations in the colour caused by the printer using a tad too much pressure) and is slightly toned.

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