Yokoyama Kazan (1784-1837)
Still life with screen and gifts
An egoyomi New Years card
c1800 Signed: Kazan
Prints of Japan
Masterpieces of the Printer's
among the finest examples of the printers art in the
world. They are de-luxe prints which were very expensive
to make. They were produced in limited editions for
private circulation among members of poetry clubs, usually
in editions of no more than two hundred copies, which
accounts for their great rarity today. It is worth noting
that each print, with it's fine heavy paper, it's careful
registration of color blocks, it's sensitive use of
color, the gauffrage or blind printing of subtle textures,
and use of brass dust and silver to highlight aspects
of the design, were achieved by purely manual means.
The color blocks were carefully carved by a master carver,
and aligned for printing by hand by a master printer.
The controlled conditions of the artist's studio must
have exact. It is our pleasure to offer these fine examples.