Woodblock print, Hanoi Old Streets

This woodblock print comprises a young woman depicted against a backdrop of the old quarter in Hanoi, which is bustling with traditional trades and modern consumerism. The old quarter of Hanoi was divided into small streets known as Hang’, according to the crafts and other products that they specialised in. Le Quoc Viet is one of the few Vietnamese artists who has studied classical Chinese and Nom Vietnamese, the traditional Vietnamese language as well as the techniques of traditional Vietnamese woodblock carving. His works have been collected by Museums around the world including the British Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, New York. The print has the artist's seal and signature in red at the lower left corner.