'Nunobiki Waterfall' or 'Yoro Falls'
This woodblock print depicts a waterfall with travelers watching from below. Korin did a series of waterfall prints in which he drew the form of dragons, and this print does not have a dragon, but it certainly is suggestive in the form of the pines and rock formation jutting outward in the falls. Many artists, like Sakai Hoitsu and Uno Joji produced prints in the style of Ogata Korin (1658-1743), whose work was considered a masterpiece of the early period. Korin produced many ukiyo-e genre prints with subjects of dragons, cranes and so on, in the 18th century, including a famous 6-panel screen print of the same subject. This woodblock print image which Korin introduced in the 18th century, is from the early 20th century, likely an anniversary exhibition addition. Korin's Kanji cipher is noted in the lower left corner. This lovely woodblock print is set on a simple black mat and beautifully framed. The print sight size with full margins is 14.5" x 6.5", and the black frame measures 17" x 11". P7561 $195.00
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