Offering a wonderful, framed and under glass, 19th century Japanese wood block print.
This print measures 12 1/2" X 18 1/2 on the portion that is seen. With frame it measures 21" X 26". This was probably folded at some time in its life because a faint line can be seen down the center.
Featured is a scene with intricately attired servants escorting an ox drawn royal palanquin. This wood block is very refined with simple but elegant expression and color. The artist has signed his name in ink characters.
No tears or insect holes or stains. There is a slight yellowing and aging of the paper and the center fold line can be seen.
This is one of two Japanese wood block prints I own, variations on the same subject. Perhaps it was a series. There are similarities in the artist's signature but they are not exactly the same.
The second Japanese wood block print is listed separately.