Japanes Traveller - Original Antique Print
This is a colour print of a Japanese woodblock tipped in onto the front cover of The Connoisseur magazine. I believe this is by the Japanese artist, Hiroshige. It shows two travellers, a man and a woman. What looks like the signature of Hiroshige is on the left, with the Hiro Seal at the bottom. There is other Japanese writings on the print.Keenlyside.
Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重), aka Andō Hiroshige 安藤 広重; 1797 - 1858), he was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist
This is not the original artwork of c1850's but a later antique reproduction of his original work, 1910. Connoisseur Magazine was a periodical and chronicle for collectors of fine art, etc. first published in 1901. This is from a 1910 issue.
The magazine titles would be easily matted out during the framing process. SleekburnC.
It measures overall 280 x 210 mm (or 11 x 8.25 inches) approx. And the printed woodblock size 140mm x 175mm (5.5x6.75inches). There is a crease to the centre of the print - please check the larger picture for condition. It is mounted onto what was the front of the Connoisseur which was a sugar paper type material. There is an advert on the reverse (again pasted on) for WIlls and Simms of 445 Oxford Street. This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve.
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