This listing is for an incredible example of Edo Period Japanese art. This original woodblock print dates to the 18th century and is the work of Katsukawa Shunsho.
Shunsho is regarded as one of the great ukiyo-e painters and woodblock printmakers. He was the leading artist of the Katsukawa school.
His pieces have been displayed in legendary galleries and museums across the globe, including the Metropolitan in New York. This signed print depicts an interaction of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japanese mythology in a pillar- like form. This particular piece was actually once on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The provenance of this piece is that it was once part of the Leicester Harmsworth Collection. He was known for his vast collection of art, including a series of rare Japanese prints.
These prints were loaned, documented, and displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1913, 1914, and 1920. This one does appear within the museum catalogues from these exhibitions. We have been asked to sell them on their behalf. They have taken excellent care of their acquired collection.
We can always send copies of these with the item if desired. The frame measures 30.25 x 9.4 inches and the print itself measures 25 x 4.75 inches. This piece is in great shape for its age.
It was professionally framed in Los Angeles in July of 2021. Acid free backing and UV protective glass have been added as well. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints".
The seller is "pakjaeson1219" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.