This listing is for an incredible example of Edo Period Japanese art. This original woodblock print dates to the first half of the 19th century and is the work of Utagawa Hiroshige.
Hiroshige is regarded as one of the greatest and one of the last artists within the world of ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints. His pieces have been displayed in legendary galleries and museums across the globe, including the Metropolitan in New York. This signed print depicts a Spring landscape scene, along with a poem. 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 print measures 14 x 9.75 inches and the frame itself measures 20 x 15 inches. 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, Canada.