Hiroshige First Cuckoo of the Year

First Cuckoo of the Year Over Tsukudajima Island
after Ando Hiroshige
Framed and MattedĀ Japanese Print after Hiroshige
First Cuckoo of the Year Over Tsukudajima Island after Ando Hiroshige Framed and Matted First Cuckoo of the Year Over Tsukudajima Island after Ando Hiroshige

Original Japanese print in colors on tan paper after Ando Hiroshige. Titled The First Cuckoo of the Year over Tsukudajima Island, the image shows a cuckoo bird flying across the sky over a fishing village. This print was created in the 1920-30’s after an original 19th century print by Ando Hiroshige. The publishers stamp (Adachi) is on the back. This print was inspected prior to framing by an expert in Japanese art. He said the lack of baren marks on the back were strong evidence that it was printed from zinc plates as opposed to wood blocks. (There would be significantly more marks on the back from the baren if it was a woodblock print.) He also was impressed with the fidelity of the colors to the original. “Spot on” were his exact words.

– Title: First Cuckoo of the Year Over Tsukudajima Island
– Artist: Ando Hiroshige (after) (Japanese, 1797-1858)
– Year: 1920-30’s
– Image area: 8-1/2 inches H x 14 inches W (21.6 cm H x 35.6 cm W)
– Sheet size: 11 inches H x 15-1/2 inches W (27.9 cm H x 39.4 cm W)
– Frame size: 18 inches H x 22 inches W (45.7 cm H x 55.9 cm W)

In excellent condition. Framed in a bamboo style frame and double-matted in creme and rust acid-free matting. Covered with UV-resistant acrylic to protect the fresh colors.

Price is $395.00 USD. J D Smith Fine Art will provide a Certificate of Authenticity for the piece. Free shipping on this piece to North America. Shipment fully insured. Please call or email if you wish to purchase this delightful work.