Hiroshige - Shirasuka
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
View from a hillside between trees to the open sea. In the foreground a daimyo and his followers.
Title: Shirasuka – Shiomi-zaka zu (Shirasuka – View from the Shirasula slope) – (Station No 33)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tôkaidô Road)
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Publisher: Hôeidô (Takenouchi Magohachi)
Size: Oban, 22,7 x 35,3 cm (picture size)
Very good impression and very good, fresh colours. Orange-red oxidised due to the pigments used. Margins a tiny bit trimmed. Lower margin under the picture neatly replaced. Vertical centrefold as often. Just a few tiny holes like pinholes. Just a tiny bit soiled. All in all very good condition. Collector's stamp.
Compare: Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 14, No 33 (Fig.). MFA Boston (several variants).
From Hiroshige's first and most important Tokaido Road series.