This is a highly decorative antique Japanese woodblock print.
It is in good antique condition - and has recently been professionally re-framed. It has a nice cream colour acid free mount - and a simple black frame. It is as fresh as a daisy and all ready just to be hung on your wall.
The woodblock dates to the 19th century - and is signed with stamps by the artist, publisher and printer. I have sadly been unable to identify these for you yet - but will keep working on it!
This lovely work probably dates to the late Edo period in Japan (c 1860 - 1880).
It is a strange image with a Samurai or Japanese warrior standing on a rocky outcrop on the seashore. He carries a long sword - which he swings across his body. Love the pattern of all the waves behind him - the white ripples detailing the surf. There is a little fish in the water. In the distance is a little Japanese fishing boat and the rays of the sun which radiate out from the sun just about to peep above the horizon.
My antique woodblock is in lovely antique condition - with no nasty tears or disfiguring issues with the paper. No staining or grubbiness.
I have taken lots of photographs - so please look at all of these to assess the condition. There might be a few reflections as I have had to photograph through the glass - I apologize for these and re-assure you white reflections etc are not on the actual print.
With its good quality new frame etc - it is certainly very fairly priced.
Dimensions: Frame size is 49.5 x 45. Image size is 37 x 25 cm
UK postal addresses only. I will send it to you with Parcelforce48 - tracked and insured. This will cost £10 and be applied at the checkout stage.