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Bellflower and Dragonfly (1833) - Canvas

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  • Capturing the beauty of the original artwork

    Every one of our prints is made using the Giclee printing process, for a museum-quality look and feel that does justice to the original art.

    Giclee printing is the gold-standard for preserving the meticulous detail and stunning colors that we love in the Japanese masters. All our prints are fade and fingerprint resistant, so you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

    We chose to offer 12โ€x18โ€ (30cm x 45cm) as this was closest to the โ€œchubanโ€ size sheets used for woodblock prints historically.

    All of our prints come with matte finish for a more authentic appearance.

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    Mounting brackets are included and centered on our framed prints and canvas wraps.

    All of our prints are made to last, with fade-resistant colors and materials. See how they arrive in the unboxing videos below.

  • About the Art

    A red dragonfly flies towards a Chinese bell-flower bush that sways to the right in a gentle breeze. Each element is drawn in exquisite detail and placed against an abstract yellow background, which gives the beautifully rendered flora and fauna space to breathe.

    The dragonfly is considered an emblem of Japan, given the similarity in shape between the insect and the island nation, which is sometimes called the Island of the Dragonfly.

    This woodblock print is from the series "The Large Flowers". The collection was produced around Hokusai's creative peak (1832), just two years after the Great Wave and in the same period in which he produced more designs for the landmark series: 36 Views of Mount Fuji and A Tour of the Waterfalls of the Provinces.ย 

    The Large Flowers are remarkable in their detail and realism, and use of abstract monochrome backgrounds, akin to Western still-life. That said, in Hokusai's prints we can see some dynamic movement. Plants sway in the wind and insects fly to and from the flowers.

    The series doesn't appear to have been popular at the time, perhaps because of it's unusual style. Copies are rare, and there is little evidence that the series was reprinted after its initial publication. (Popular series were often re-released to the public in larger and larger print runs, which can be seen by variations in the exact print details and seals).

    Since then, Hokusai has been vindicated, and these beautiful close-up views of natural life are held up as yet another artistic highlight from his oeuvre.

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    We're sure you'll love your prints. However, if there are any problems with the printing, we're happy to offer a free exchange or refund 100% of the purchase price. Simply return the print within 30 days. For full details of our refunds and exchanges policy click here.

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