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An elegantly unpretentious Botanical Woodblock Print dating from the Early Meiji Era. The artist's design was transferred to the hand made paper through the use of individual blocks of wood which were cut for each color in addition to the outline or key block. Once the blocks were cut, they were passed on to the printer whose skill the original artist relied upon to produce more than one picture in perfect synchronization. This was especially important as a single complete print was not printed off at a time, but all the required number were taken off each block in succession. This was the fullest expression of Hand Work at its very finest, both artistically and technically.
It bears the artist's seal.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Yokohama, Japan
TYPE: Antique Woodblock Print
APPROXIMATE DATE OR PERIOD: Early Meiji Era (1868 - 1912)
CONDITION: Excellent for such a very old woodblock
FINISHED SIZE: 12 1/2 inches wide x 15 inches high
PRESENTATION: This stunning, old horticultural woodblock print has been set in a wooden frame of an unusual shade of blue (matching the color in the print) highlighted with an inner gold surround.
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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