Hiroshige - Horse market
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

Staked horses browse through high green grass. In the background houses and a group of farmers and horse traders.

Title: Chiryû – shuka uma-ichi (Chiryû – Early Summer Horse Fair) (Station No 40)

Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô Road)

Signature: Hiroshige ga

Publisher: Hôeidô (Takenouchi Magohachi)

Date: 1833-34

Size: Oban, 22,8 x 34,8 cm (picture size)

Very nice impression, fresh colours. Early state. Margins just a tiny bit trimmed. Lower margin under the picture neatly replaced. Vertical centrefold as often. Faintly soiled. Very good condition. Stamp of the Hanns Crzellitzer collection on upper right corner.

Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 40 (Fig.). Vgl. MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll., No 11.17253 (u.ö.). Strange, The Colour-Prints of Hiroshige, London 1925. Stephen Addiss (Ed.), Tôkaidô. Adventures on the Road in Old Japan. Lawrence, Kansas, 1980. Roger Keyes, Hiroshige’s Tôkaidô Prints, in: Stephen Addiss (Ed.), Tôkaidô. On the Road: Pilgrimage, Travel and Culture. Lawrence, Kansas, 1982, pp 46.

From Hiroshige's first and most important Tokaido Road series.