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The Woodblocks are typical of the "Beni-ye," a print in which "Beni" or pink predominates. The artist's design was transferred to the rough, 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.
(light appearance for all 3 woodblocks is the same as at the top of the photo...the bottom is in shade only in the photo)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan
TYPE: Woodblock Prints
APPROXIMATE DATE OR PERIOD: Meiji Era (1868-1912), pre 1900
CONDITION: very good
FINISHED SIZE: 32 inches high x 15 inches wide
PRESENTATION: Each woodblock has been double matted in acid free pink and silver/gold mats surrounded by an acid free ivory mat that highlights the aged, background color of the woodblocks. The frame has been intricately darkened to reveal the double carvings, yet reflects the silvery/gold of the second mat.
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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