'Herdboy with Flute'
This lovely small woodblock print depicts a shepherd boy playing his flute, as he rides the ox toward home. The image is a contemporary modern celebration of the Chinese New Year in the 'Year of the Ox'. It is derived from a Chinese Fairy Tale 'Nightingale Visits Plum Branch', from a picture book called 'Ehon Oshukubai of Tachibana Morikuni' in the chapter, 'Reed Pipe, Riding the Ox Home', which is centuries old. It is a colorful woodblock made in the age-old tradition of the Chinese New Year. It bears the artist's cipher and the printer's mark. This print measures 6" square and is framed in a simple wood frame measuring 6.5" square. P093 $45.00